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Lucas Quass

Lucas Quass

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Lucas Quass is an associate in the Environment, Land & Resources Department of Latham & Watkins. Quass’ practice area is environmental law, with a particular focus on California water law and policy, major infrastructure improvements and state court writ of mandamus and similar litigation. He provides advice to private developers, corporations, government entities and nonprofit organizations regarding water rights in groundwater and surface water systems and environmental matters related to the California Environmental Quality Act. Quass has authored several articles and many client alerts on new developments in land use, water and environmental law. 

Quass received his BA from the UC Davis in 2005 and his JD from USC Gould School of Law in 2011, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he was the executive senior editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice and a USC Law and Mental Health Scholar at the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics. Quass is also a recipient of the Edward & Eleanor Shattuck Award for Outstanding Service to USC Gould.

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