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Michael Romey

Michael Romey

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




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. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

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Sam Erman
September, 2018

Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.

Gregory Keating
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Jody David Armour
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"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.