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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 Wall Street Journal
October 14, 2019
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how to distribute taxes across income group. He commented on Messrs. Saez and Zucman’s book on this topic. "Book is best appreciated as a window into the burdens imposed at the very top end and there, of course, the book is devastating” in showing low tax rates, said Kleinbard. “It’s simply not asking or answering the separate question, which is: What is the net well-being of America’s lowest-income people?"

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
July, 2019

Nomi Stolzenberg, "Anne Dailey and the New Fictionalism," 36th Annual Congress of Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Effects of the Putative Confession Instruction on Perceptions of Children's True and False Statements" (with Jennifer Gongola and Nicholas Scurich), Applied Cognitive Psychology 33 (2019): 655.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Children’s Concealment of a Minor Transgression: The Role of Age, Maltreatment, and Executive Functioning" (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams), Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.