San Diego partner Michael Carroll and Orange County counsel Nikki Buffa speak about their award-winning work advising The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit seeking to fight pollution in the world’s waters.
Michael Carroll represents clients on air quality and climate matters and permitting of complex infrastructure projects.
Mr. Carroll represents clients on all aspects of the development of complex infrastructure projects. He has expertise in all major environmental programs at the federal and state levels. In particular, he has expertise on the Clean Air Act and its state and local counterparts and programs regulating greenhouse gas emissions. He has obtained approvals for numerous projects involving complex air quality issues, including the following:
- Requirements for demonstrating carbon capture and sequestration
- Best available control technology determinations for all pollutants, including CO2
- Mobile source emission offset strategies
- Inter-pollutant and inter-region emission offset strategies
Mr. Carroll has expertise on the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, including statutory and regulatory requirements, underlying environmental and planning issues, judicial interpretations, administrative procedures, and the decision making process.
Mr. Carroll represents developers in the industrial, commercial, retail, and residential sectors seeking project approvals from local, state, and federal authorities.
Mr. Carroll also provides counseling and strategic advice on environmental matters that arise in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and project financings.
He is the former Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Project Siting & Approvals Practice.