Benjamin Hanelin is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. He practices in all areas of environmental law with a particular focus on major infrastructure improvements and California Environmental Quality Act litigation, governmental and administrative law, as well as matters involving local and state administrative and legislative decision-making. He provides advice to private developers, corporations, institutions and non-profit organizations regarding local planning and zoning regulations and related environmental matters; state land use regulations, including the California Environmental Quality Act and the California Coastal Act.
In 2013, 2010 and 2009, Super Lawyers named Mr. Hanelin a “Southern California Rising Star.”
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Hanelin was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez, Chief Judge, Federal District Court for the Southern District of California. Mr. Hanelin is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Courts of Central, Eastern and Southern District of California, and all state courts in California.