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Michael Romey

Michael Romey

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: November 15, 2019




Michael G. Romey is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, LLP, and is the former global chair of the Environmental Litigation Practice and former co-chair of the Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions Practice at the firm. He is a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Department. Romey 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.
 
Romey has developed significant experience 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.
 
He holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Columbia University.  

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. β€œThe optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. β€œIt would be foolish to do that.”

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