Kimberly D. Farbota


Kim Farbota is an associate in the Environment, Land & Resources Department. Her practice is focused on land use and environmental matters, with an emphasis on complex energy, infrastructure, and development projects utilizing renewable or low-carbon technologies. Dr. Farbota advises clients through all stages of project development from developing an initial permitting and entitlement strategy to securing regulatory approvals and navigating legal challenges. She also advises clients on regulatory matters involving California’s carbon markets (the Cap-and-Trade Program and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard), and on the environmental aspects of complex commercial transactions.

Dr. Farbota maintains an active pro bono practice assisting non-profit environmental organizations. She has also spent over 500 hours providing pro bono legal services to victims of child sex trafficking.

During law school Dr. Farbota served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and an executive editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. She also holds a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on environmental management and, prior to her legal career, earned her doctorate in neuroscience.

  • Bar Qualification
    • California
    • JD, Yale Law School, 2015
    • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, 2012
    • MS in Public Policy, University of Wisconsin, 2012
    • BA in Political Science, University of Illinois, 2009
      summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    • BS in Psychology, University of Illinois, 2009
      summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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