Development in the Coastal Zone in an Era of Rising Seas

August 15, 2017

Moderator, Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental Law Section


Downey Brand attorney Arielle Harris will be moderating the panel, “Development in the Coastal Zone in an Era of Rising Seas,” on August 15, 2017.  The panel will feature Chris Pederson, Chief Counsel for California Coastal Commission; Jennifer Savage, California Policy Manager at Surfrider Foundation; Paul Beard, Counsel at Alston & Bird; and an introduction from Suedy Alfaro, Associate at Hunton & Williams. The presentation will highlight the following topics:

  • Introduction & Basics of the California Coastal Act 
  • A Look Back at the Last 40 Years of the Coastal Commission’s Approach to Addressing Shoreline Hazards 
  • Review of the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission
  • Permitting and Development of Seawalls Along the California Coastline

To register, please visit the Bar Association of San Francisco’s website.