Todd is a partner and the administrative head of the Firm's environmental attorneys. He is also a member of the Firm's Global Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group. His practice covers a broad array of environmental and energy services, including litigation, regulatory counseling and negotiating corporate and real estate transactions with complex environmental issues. He regularly represents clients before federal and state agencies on a variety of hazardous waste, water, air and environmental impact/land use issues.
Much of Todd's practice focuses on three areas:
- Energy Projects: obtaining permitting and approvals to build, remodel and/or operate various types of electricity generating facilities
- Chemicals: compliance strategies for California's Green Chemistry Initiative and the European Union's Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (aka REACH) program and extensive Prop. 65 experience (both litigation and counseling)
- Climate Change: advice on California's Global Warming Solutions Act (aka AB 32), cap and trade options and strategies and related federal legislative and regulatory developments
Todd participates in several trade associations that monitor and comment on proposed federal and state environmental legislation and regulatory developments. Todd has co-authored and contributed to several books focused on international environmental issues, and is a frequent speaker on a variety of environmental subjects. He is counsel to the Board of Directors for the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environmental and Health Studies at the East-West Center.