Andrew D. Yancey

  • Associate
  • Eandrew.yancey@lw.com
  • 12670 High Bluff Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA
  • T +1.858.523.5400
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Profile

Andrew Yancey is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins. He has represented clients in connection with:

  • Infrastructure and development projects
  • Counseling clients on environmental and land use laws including:
    • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
    • California Coastal Act
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
    • Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Agency Reorganization Act
  • Counseling clients on state requirements for project greenhouse gas emissions reductions
  • Regional and local plan compliance, including General Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies
  • Environmental and land use litigation
  • CEQA and Coastal Act appeals
  • Local permitting in jurisdictions throughout Southern California
  • Administrative proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission, California Coastal Commission, Local Agency Formation Commissions and various local agencies
  • Renewable energy and transmission infrastructure
  • Compliance with state and federal environmental laws
  • State court litigation pre-trial discovery and motion practice

Mr. Yancey’s pro bono work has included assisting clients with immigration proceedings and veterans’ benefits. He has also represented pro bono clients in fraud litigation in California Superior Court in Riverside County.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Yancey worked as the Deputy Press Secretary to US Senator Blanche Lincoln and as a Legislative Assistant to US Representative Mike McIntyre.

Publications
  • Co-author, “Can Calif.'s Gov. Still Hit His Climate Change Goals?” Law360, 2015
  • Co-author, “Legislative Update: California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Increasing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Mandates, But Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Measures Fail,” Latham & Watkins Clean Energy Law Report, 2015
  • Co-author, “Climate Action Plan for San Diego County Struck Down Under CEQA by Court of Appeal for Failure to Comply with Requirements for Plan Level Documents and Failure to Adequately Mitigate Associated GHG Impacts,” Latham & Watkins Clean Energy Law Report, 2014
  • Co-author, “Clean Energy Law Report: Ninth Circuit Upholds NEPA and NHPA Analysis for Hawaii High-Speed Rail System” Latham & Watkins Clean Energy Law Report, 2014
  • Co-author, “Clean Energy Law Report: Order Encourages Mitigation Efficiency & Predictability for Infrastructure Development Projects on Federal Lands” Latham & Watkins Clean Energy Law Report, 2013
  • Co-author, “Koontz Decision Extends Property Owners’ Constitutional Protections” The Public Servant, 2013
  • Co-author, “Koontz Decision Extends Property Owners’ Constitutional Protections” Latham Client Alert, 2013

Thought Leadership

  • Can Calif.'s Gov. Still Hit His Climate Change Goals? -  06 October 2015
  • Clean Energy Law Report: CA Passes Legislation Increasing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Mandates -  18 September 2015
  • Clean Energy Law Report: Climate Action Plan for San Diego County Struck Down Under CEQA -  12 November 2014
  • Clean Energy Law Report: Ninth Circuit Upholds NEPA and NHPA Analysis for Hawaii High-Speed Rail System -  26 February 2014
  • Clean Energy Law Report: Order Encourages Mitigation Efficiency & Predictability for Infrastructure Development Projects on Federal Lands -  22 November 2013
  • The Public Servant - Koontz Decision Extends Property Owners’ Constitutional Protections -  01 October 2013
  • Koontz Decision Extends Property Owners’ Constitutional Protections -  17 July 2013
Bar Qualification
  • California
Education
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2012
  • BA, Davidson College, 2005
Industries
  • Energy - Power
Practices
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Project Siting & Approvals
  • Environment, Land & Resources