Alex Van Roekel provides counsel to clients on state and federal water law issues, including compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, litigation strategy in both state and federal court and public policy within the water sector. Alex also tracks and reports upon developments affecting the water industry.

Alex advises public agency clients as general counsel and outside special counsel on all aspects of water and government law, including the Brown Act and the Public Records Act. He assists in developing strategy on how to best adapt to new legislation and regulations as well as changing factual circumstances. He also assists his public agency clients in litigation, including both bringing and defending against claims against other public agencies or private parties.

Alex further supports his clients in regulatory and administrative proceedings. For investor-owned water utility companies, Alex assists in every type of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) matter, including ratemakings, rulemakings and investigations. He has experience assisting in representing clients on complex matters before the CPUC, including costs of capital, general rate cases and appeals, including to the California Supreme Court. Alex also has worked on permitting and other matters in front of the State Water Resources Control Board.

Alex defends litigation in both state and federal court. Alex has experience defending against common law claims, including trespass and nuisance actions. He also has experience defending against statutory claims, including those brought under the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act.

Prior to attending law school, Alex served as a Legislative Affairs Intern for the Office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.


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