Lucinda Starrett is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. She chairs Latham’s Global Project Siting & Approvals Practice and co-leads the firm’s Los Angeles Women Enriching Business Committee.
Ms. Starrett's practice includes approval for real estate development and infrastructure projects, advising on government contract issues, as well as related environmental and transactional matters.
Her California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) practice focuses on administrative and pre-litigation counseling. Ms. Starrett is registered as a lobbyist with the City and County of Los Angeles and with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
She co-chairs the Environmental Regulatory Committee for the California Chamber of Commerce and serves on its Board. Ms. Starrett chairs the Los Angeles Parks Foundation and serves on the board of the Los Angeles Dodger Foundation as well as Abode Community Housing.
Ms. Starrett has been a leader on CEQA reform initiatives as well as housing incentive policies.
Over three decades, Ms. Starrett has obtained approvals for clients including developers, corporations, individuals, institutions, and nonprofit organizations seeking administrative approvals.
Her recent projects include:
- Los Angeles Football Club proposed new soccer stadium in Los Angeles
- Representing the Related Companies on the Grand Avenue Project in Los Angeles
- Residential projects in Downtown LA for Mitsui Fudosan America
- Retail and mixed use projects for Westfield, including the Century City Shopping Center and the Village at Topanga
- 10000 Santa Monica and Palladium Residences, Hollywood, for Crescent Heights
- Providence Tarzana Medical Center replacement hospital
- Archer School for Girls expansion in Brentwood
- Digital signage for Clear Channel Outdoor
- Pepperdine University’s development including Coastal Commission processes