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Latham & Watkins LLP
355 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-1560
United States
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Jim Arnone is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and the global Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. Mr. Arnone previously served as the Deputy Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office and as the global Co-chair of the Environmental Litigation Practice.

He has particular experience in the following areas:

  • Compliance with state and federal environmental laws
  • Infrastructure, energy and real estate development projects
  • Litigation over the legal obligations of local, state and federal governmental bodies

Position

Environmental, Land & Resources Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/james-arnone

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Land use/zoning

Latham & Watkins LLP has expertise across the gamut of zoning mandates, with particular strengths in California and the Western states. The firm often combines its land use and zoning expertise with its environmental know-how, an recent example of which included advising Newhall Land & Farming on the development of Newhall Ranch, the first climate neutral city proposed in southern California; the firm’s work in this matter focused on designing a greenhouse gas emissions strategy, and negotiating a settlement with a federally recognized American Indian tribe concerning certain permits. In Los Angeles, the firm is instructed by Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies in relation to its proposed $150m aerial gondola system for Dodger Stadium, which will be initiated through a mobility partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Further, the practice group is acting for the California American Water Company in relation to the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project. Chair of the environment, land and resources department James L. Arnone, co-head of the project siting and approvals practice Lucinda Starrett, and George Mihlsten are ‘heavyweight’ attorneys in Los Angeles. In Washington DC, the ‘outstandingJanice M. Schneider acts as vice-chair of the environment, land and resources practice, and is ‘very familiar with how government works and how to approach issues in a manner to get support from officials’. Also recommended is San Diego-based Christopher Garrett, who co-heads the project siting and approvals department.