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James Arnone

James Arnone

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




James Arnone is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is the global Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources department. Arnone previously served as the deputy managing partner of the Los Angeles office and as the global Co-Chair of the environmental litigation practice group. Arnone’s practice encompasses a wide range of project development work and litigation and has included extensive state court writ of mandamus and similar litigation since he started practicing law 26 years ago.

Arnone is a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law where he has taught Environmental Law part-time for 19 years. Arnone is a frequent author and lecturer on environmental, climate change and real estate law. He co-authored a global climate change chapter in an ABA-published Environmental Litigation book, co-edited the Water Quality section of the California Municipal Law Handbook, and authored many articles and Client Alerts on new developments in land use and environmental law. Arnone serves on the program and planning committees of USC Gould’s School of Law’s Real Estate Law and Business Forum and speaks in many venues on global climate change, CEQA, NEPA, real estate, and use and various environmental laws. He has Co-Chaired a day-long CEQA symposium annually since 2005, convening highly distinguished faculties from government, consulting firms and the legal community.

He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section, during which service he chaired several committees. Arnone’s community activities include having served as Chair of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA’s Board of Managers, as Chair of AIDS Project Los Angeles’ Board of Directors, as Board Treasurer of the West Hollywood Library Foundation and as a member of the Western Center on Law and Poverty’s Board of Directors. Arnone received his BA from UCLA in 1987 and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1990.

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Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2018
Re: Rob Saltzman

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