Nossaman Names Six New Partners

Nossaman News Release

Los Angeles, CA – We are pleased to announce that Randy Boyer, Elinor Eizdi, Brian Ferrasci-O’Malley, Willis Hon, Frank Liu and Ed Roggenkamp have been elevated to partnership in the Firm.

“I am happy to welcome these outstanding attorneys to the Firm’s partnership,” said George Joseph, Nossaman’s managing partner. “They have demonstrated their commitment to providing best-in-class services to our clients and to the Firm’s core values of giving back to the communities in which we work. I wish them continued success at Nossaman.”

The new partners are:

Randy Boyer is a litigator whose practice focuses on class action defense and complex commercial litigation. Randy has assisted his clients in resolving disputes regarding wage and hour class actions, products liability class action, complex contractual and real estate matters and individual employment matters. He has significant experience in both the courtroom and in arbitration proceedings. Randy also employs this experience to counsel clients on corporate and employment matters to implement strategies to avoid litigation. He holds a J.D. from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Elinor Eizdi focuses her practice on real estate transactional law. She has extensive experience representing real estate developers, government agencies and independent oil and gas companies in all phases of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, as well as leasing and financing. Elinor assists them with myriad issues pertaining to real property, right-of-way, oil and gas assets and mineral rights and handles all aspects of real estate negotiations. She helps structure deals and negotiates and drafts purchase and sale agreements, temporary construction easements, access agreements, deeds and leases, among other documents. Additionally, Elinor performs due diligence and extensive title review. She also advises on unusual real estate issues as they arise, including utility and well relocations, and she researches and analyzes environmental constraints and impacts on future development. Elinor holds a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson, School of Management, as well as a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles

Brian Ferrasci-O’Malley advises clients across the United States on renewable energy development and federal wildlife law issues. Brian also utilizes his particular experience with natural resource damages (NRD) matters to counsel clients on site-specific and policy-level NRD issues. Prior to joining Nossaman, he served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor, where he managed a nationwide docket of NRD cases. Brian also helps companies with contaminated properties manage risk and litigate cases in state and federal court, as well as in large, multi-party allocation processes. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” and is a member of the Environmental Law Institute’s Emerging Leaders Initiative. Brian holds a J.D. from University of Washington School of Law, an M.S. from the University of Montana and a B.S. from Boston College.

Willis Hon focuses on serving water industry clients across California on a broad range of administrative and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience before the California Public Utilities Commission, where he has participated in a number of ratesetting, adjudicatory and rulemaking proceedings on behalf of water utility companies, industry associations and other public utility clients. He also provides legal counseling and governance advice to public agencies on regulatory compliance issues, including matters relating to the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act. Willis holds a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Frank Liu helps public agencies use innovative procurement methods to deliver highly complex and large-scale airport, highway, bridge, tunnel, transit and social infrastructure projects. His work spans every step of the procurement process. Frank assists with drafting procurement and contract documents relating to design-build, public-private partnerships (P3s) and design-build-operate-maintain agreements and advises on proposer evaluation and selection strategies. He holds a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Ed Roggenkamp is a litigator focused on resolving complex environmental matters. Ed uses his skills as a former professional actor and teacher to help his clients win environmental cases by explaining complex technical concepts so that they are easy to understand and crafting a compelling narrative for the judge or jury. His litigation practice has included cost recovery actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, toxic tort claims, challenges to environmental impact reviews under NEPA and its state equivalents and enforcement actions and citizen suits under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and other environmental statutes. Ed also advises clients on environmental considerations in corporate transactions, real estate development and renewable energy development, with a focus on offshore wind. Ed has been recognized as “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.

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