Brian McCall

  • Associate
  • 650 Town Center Drive
  • 20th Floor
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925
  • USA
  • T +1.714.755.2255


Brian McCall is an associate in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. McCall advises developers, utilities, and other clients on complex environmental regulatory issues and the project siting and approvals process, including federal, state, and local permitting for residential and commercial developments, renewable energy infrastructure, carbon capture and sequestration projects, transportation, and cleantech development.

He has experience in matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, California Public Utilities Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, FAA Part 77, and California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, among other environmental laws and regulations.

He also possesses substantial transactional experience, having represented buyers, sellers, project developers, and lenders in matters involving environmental and permitting liabilities, with a particular focus on renewable energy projects and cleantech companies.

While attending law school at the University of California, Irvine, Mr. McCall served as an executive editor of The UC Irvine Law Review and executive co-chair of the Public Interest Law Fund. During law school, Mr. McCall was a legal extern for the City of Newport Beach and a certified law student in the UC Irvine Environmental Law Clinic.

Thought Leadership

  • California Coastal Commission Concurs With BOEM’s Consistency Determination for Morro Bay WEA -  June 17, 2022
  • Interior Proposes First Renewable Energy Lease Sale in Federal Waters Offshore California -  June 09, 2022
  • California Air Resources Board Releases Draft Scoping Plan Update (Part 1) -  May 16, 2022
  • Regional US Transportation & Climate Initiative Program Comes to an End -  December 06, 2021
  • California Renews and Amends CEQA Litigation Streamlining for Certain Projects -  May 26, 2021
  • TCI Program Established to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Transportation -  March 11, 2021
  • CEQA Case Report: 2020 Year in Review -  February 25, 2021
  • California to Require 100% Zero-Emission Passenger Vehicle Sales by 2035 -  September 24, 2020
  • Trends in Public Utility Regulation: 5 Developments at the California Public Utilities Commission -  March 10, 2020
  • CARB Attempts to Contain LCFS Credit Prices -  January 13, 2020
  • Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to Oregon’s LCFS Program -  May 17, 2019
  • CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development — Full Report -  May 17, 2019
  • Unanimous US Supreme Court Decision Takes a Hard Look at “Critical Habitat” -  February 21, 2019
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • JD, University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2018
    summa cum laude
  • MA in Tourism Administration, George Washington University, 2012
  • BA in International Affairs, George Washington University, 2010
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Environment, Land & Resources