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.

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