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James Arnone

James Arnone

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: December 29, 2018




 Jim Arnone is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP and is the global chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. He 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 28 years ago.

Arnone is a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, where he has taught Environmental Law for more than 20 years. In addition, he 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. He has co-chaired a day-long CEQA symposium annually since 2005, convening highly distinguished faculties from government, consulting firms and the legal community.

Arnone is also a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, where he serves as chair of its Environmental Policy Committee. His community activities include having served as chair of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA’s Board of Managers, chair of AIDS Project Los Angeles’ Board of Directors, board treasurer of the West Hollywood Library Foundation and a member of the Western Center on Law and Poverty’s Board of Directors.

Arnone earned his JD from Harvard Law School and graduated with a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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