Samantha Seikkula assists clients on matters involving compliance with and challenges to environmental and land-use regulations and entitlements.

Ms. Seikkula advises clients in connection with:

  • Infrastructure and development projects
  • Environmental and land-use laws, including:
    • CEQA
    •  Local zoning and land-use regulations and ordinances
    •  Local and state ballot initiative and referendum requirements
  • Actions before agencies such as the California Public Utilities Commission, and various municipal and local agencies
  • Challenges to and defenses of residential and commercial projects throughout Southern California in state administrative and judicial proceedings

While in law school, Ms. Seikkula served as the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Ms. Seikkula also externed for Judge M. James Lorenz of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Thought Leadership

  • Co-Author, "EPA Targets Oil and Gas Sector with Suite of New Emissions Rules," Latham's Clean Energy Law Report, May 2016
  • Co-Author, "President Obama Signs PIPES Act of 2016, Reauthorizing PHMSA and Introducing New Mandates for Oil and Gas Pipeline Programs," Latham's Clean Energy Law Report, June 2016
  • Co-Author "California Court of Appeal Partially Upholds Air Quality Thresholds of Significance Following State Supreme Court Decision," Latham's Clean Energy Law Report, August 2016
  • Co-Authored “California Supreme Court Addresses Subsequent Review Under CEQA; Rejects Lishman “New Project” Test,” Latham's Clean Energy Law Report, September 2016

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2015
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012
    cum laude, College Honors