Paul Hastings Continues San Francisco Growth with Top Environmental and Energy Partner
San Francisco, CA (January 23, 2012) - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Kevin Poloncarz has joined the Environmental and Energy practice in San Francisco as partner. Mr. Poloncarz, an air quality and climate change expert, joins from Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he was co-chair of the Climate Change practice.
In the coming decade, the permitting and compliance issues related to air quality and climate change will become increasingly important, said
"We are delighted to welcome Kevin, who marks the third partner addition to our San Francisco office over the past five months," said
An authority on matters involving air quality and climate change, Mr. Poloncarz represents clients, primarily in the energy sector, in environmental compliance and enforcement proceedings and administrative litigation. For both conventional and renewable electric generators, he obtains state and federal permits and defends those permits in resulting appeals, including for the first federal air permit to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a power plant. Mr. Poloncarz is also actively involved in the development of federal, state and local policies and regulation to address air quality and climate change, including Californias development of a GHG cap-and-trade program under Assembly Bill (AB) 32.
Mr. Poloncarz's hire follows the arrival of
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