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Michael Romey

Michael Romey

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Telephone: (213) 740-2547
Direct Line: 213-485-1234
Fax: (213) 891-8763
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Michael G. Romey  is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and serves as global Chair of the firm's Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions Practice and is a member of the firm’s Environmental Department. He has a broad range of litigation experience, with an emphasis on environmental litigation. He has represented clients in toxic tort, "Superfund," cost recovery, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Proposition 65, climate change and insurance coverage litigations.
Because of his experience, Romey has developed expertise in numerous areas of environmental compliance, enforcement and regulation. He represents clients before federal, state and local environmental agencies. He also counsels clients on the regulatory and liability risks associated with climate change and the legal reactions to it. 
Since 1999, Romey has been an adjunct professor of environmental law at USC Gould School of Law where he teaches the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act, Risk Assessment and Climate Change.
He holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley and a B.A. from Columbia University. 


March 13, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was quoted about the need for legal restraint when deciding cases involving cyberspace. "Criminal law is a blunt instrument that should be used only as a last resort," said Kerr. "The state's power to deny individuals their freedom is an extraordinary power, and it should be reserved for harms that other mechanisms cannot remedy."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.