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Upcoming Speaking Engagements – May & June

May 18, 2017

Brad Herrema will be moderating a panel on Conjunctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater at American Groundwater Trust’s Annual California Groundwater Law Conference in San Francisco.

Bradley Herrema












May 19, 2017

Amy Steinfeld will be speaking on water and development at the 2017 4th Annual Santa Barbara Housing Conference—”Delivering Sustainability: a new era in resource efficiency” in Santa Barbara, CA.

Amy Steinfeld












June 8, 2017

Scott Slater will be a panelist addressing Innovations in Technology and Strategic Partnerships that Further Water Self-Sufficiency at Law Seminars International’s Developing Water Resources in Southern California seminar in Los Angeles, CA.

Scott Slater












June 12-13, 2017

Amy Steinfeld will be speaking at Argent’s California Law & Policy Conference on how climate change is impacting California’s water supplies and how leaders are preparing for more drought-to-deluge cycles.

Amy Steinfeld











Firm News

Amy Steinfeld Named One of Pacific Coast Business Times’ Top 50 Women in Business

Pacific Coast Business Times has named Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck‘s Amy Steinfeld as one of its 2017 Top 50 Women in Business honorees and Editor’s Choice in the Professional Services category. This award recognizes outstanding female business leaders in the Tri-Counties.

“Amy’s deep understanding of environmental issues, her practical approach to the law, and her ability to collaborate with local governments enable her to efficiently move projects forward and garner successful results for her clients,” said Steve Amerikaner, the Santa Barbara Office Managing Partner.

Amy, a shareholder in the Santa Barbara Office, regularly advises water districts, regulated utilities, cities, developers, and agricultural interests in all aspects of water law. Her practice focuses on the intersection of land use and water law, enabling her to advance and defend complex projects throughout the state. She has expertise in water rights permitting and due diligence, CEQA compliance, complex groundwater adjudications, water transfers, urban water management planning, water supply evaluations, Endangered Species Act compliance, and all other matters associated with the use, conveyance, development and management of surface and groundwater supplies and infrastructure.

In January 2017, Amy co-convened a historic meeting of 100 of California’s top female water leaders in Santa Barbara. This first-ever California H2O Women Conference brought together prominent professional women representing all sectors of the industry to discuss California’s water supply, including the future of imported water, the duty to invest in water infrastructure for future generations, implementation of sustainable groundwater management, and the role of communication in advancing water policy.

Click here for the Pacific Coast Business Times’ feature on Amy.