Council of Legal Advisors
Established in 2010, the Council of Legal Advisors (CLA) supports environmental legal education at the Bren School by forming partnerships with some of the nation’s most prestigious environmental law firms. Through guest lecturing, advising, connecting, and financial support, council members ensure that the Bren School’s environmental law training offers provocative, timely, and innovative content.
Jena Shoaf Acos
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Jena brings her natural resources experience to clients at the junction of water and public law. She works with both public and private sector clients in the water industry and utilizes her public law experience when working with water districts. Jena helps clients comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, while also drafting and implementing sustainable groundwater management plans.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP was named one of the most highly commended "Water Law Firms of the Year" at Global Water Intelligence (GWI) Global Water Awards in 2008. The firm has 250 attorneys and policy consultants in 12 offices and practices in the areas of corporate and business law, government relations and public policy, litigation, natural resources and real estate. Within these concentrations, Brownstein lawyers work in real estate development, hospitality, private equity, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, construction, energy, water, gaming, banking and finance, and many other industries and practice areas.
Water and Power Law Group PC
Richard Roos-Collins is principal of the Water and Power Law Group PC, based in Berkeley, California. He represents public agencies, tribes, conservation groups, and companies to enhance the sustainability of water and power resources, specializing in settlements. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Francisco Law School, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (San Francisco) and the River Network (Boulder, Colorado).
Water and Power Law Group PC provides legal services to enhance the sustainability of water and power supplies. Our nation faces significant shortages, and these trends will only become more acute in the face of population growth and climate change. We specialize in innovative and durable solutions.
O'Melveny & Myers
Russell McGlothlin is an experienced water resources attorney who has spent decades advising clients on water use and management maters in California and the western United States. His expertise spans virtually all aspects of water management with a particular focus on groundwater. He was also highly active in the development of the sustainable Groundwater Management Act, as well as laws designed to reform judicial procedures related to groundwater adjudications.