Kim Farbota is an associate in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins. Her practice is focused on land use and environmental matters, with an emphasis on projects utilizing renewable or low-carbon technologies.
Dr. Farbota advises clients through all stages of permitting, entitlement, development, and environmental review for complex infrastructure, energy, and development projects. She assists clients with environmental regulatory issues involving the California Environmental Quality Act and Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (commonly known as “AB 32”), and other state environmental laws and local and municipal planning and zoning regulations.
Dr. Farbota also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in a number of land use matters, including community garden projects and an initiative to provide winter habitats for threatened honeybee populations. She has also dedicated hundreds of hours to providing legal services to victims of human trafficking.
While attending Yale Law School, Dr. Farbota served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to law school, she earned a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on environmental management, and completed an externship with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She also holds a PhD in neuroscience.