Bobbi-Jo Dobush is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins. She focuses on complex, multi-agency environmental matters including environmental litigation related to resource allocation, regulatory and remediation consultation and sustainability compliance.
Ms. Dobush’s regulatory practice spans federal and California state law environmental matters, and includes matters in front of and/or involving public agencies such as the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation. She has also worked with environmental consultants and state environmental agencies.
Ms. Dobush has enjoyed working closely with expert witnesses and consultants to make their complex scientific work accessible to a non-scientist audience. Ms. Dobush has also advised clients on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), both in the context of site cleanups and groups of Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs).
Ms. Dobush has an in-depth understanding of contemporary water law issues with a focus on water resource efficiency and scarcity aversion, particularly the equitable division of historically apportioned resources. Her experience also includes Clean Water Act and tribal and cultural resource issues. Ms. Dobush has advised clients on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions.
Ms. Dobush serves on the Pro Bono Committee in the San Diego office. Her robust pro bono practice includes successfully filing immigration petitions for Spanish and French speaking clients and helping a not-for-profit create a legal structure protective of marine conservation and alternative community development.
Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Dobush worked as an immigrant rights advocate at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. During law school, she served on the board of Penn Law’s Immigrant Rights Project and interned in the Chambers of Judge Iain Bonomy, presiding over the pre-trial of Radovan Karadžić at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.