The innovative model for collaboration between the academic and private sectors offered by IoES allows Manatt to connect its attorneys and clients to renowned UCLA faculty, researchers and students. Working in partnership with some of the country’s most prominent environmental researchers to explore the latest best practices and developments in environment and sustainability, Manatt will bring to the program a deep knowledge of the key environmental issues impacting companies garnered from providing legal and business counsel to a wide-variety of industry clients.
“Our attorneys constantly strive to stay on the cutting-edge of environmental issues impacting our clients, so the firm’s new partnership with UCLA was a natural fit as we continue to provide clients with sophisticated legal and business counsel on a range of environmental matters,” said Craig A. Moyer, chair of Manatt’s Land, Environment and Natural Resources Division. “We are honored to be joining such an esteemed network of academics and companies globally-recognized for promoting green innovation, and we look forward to working together to stay at the forefront of the latest environmental research and technological advances.”
Glen MacDonald, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said, “It is very exciting for us to welcome Manatt as a corporate partner. The expertise of Manatt in key areas such as environmental regulatory compliance, environmental remediation and restoration, and land use planning is renowned. Just as importantly, Manatt is explicit in sharing the values of public service, a commitment to diversity, and community involvement, which are at the core of UCLA and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.”
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