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California Coastal Law Conference 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA

Nossaman LLP invites you to join us for an in-depth seminar with members and key staff of the California Coastal Commission, alongside Nossaman coastal lawyers and consultants and various industry experts.  During this program, Steve Kinsey, Chairman of the California Coastal Commission, will provide an overview of the latest Commission programs, policies, and developments and panelists will discuss best practices for navigating the coastal process, emerging topics in coastal planning, and recent and landmark coastal development cases.  Audience members will have the chance to participate in Q&A sessions with each panel as well as network with coastal colleagues during the evening cocktail reception.  

This complimentary seminar is a must-attend event for government officials and agency staff, developers, planners, environmental consultants, engineers, attorneys, and other land use professionals.


Thursday, May 7
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037


12:00 - 12:30 - Registration & Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 - Welcome Remarks and Keynote Presentation
Steve Kinsey, Chairman, California Coastal Commission

1:30 - 1:45 - Break

1:45 - 3:15 - Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track I – Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Protection
Moderator: John Erskine, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Chris Pederson, Chief Counsel, California Coastal Commission
Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Director, State Lands Commission
Mark Wheetley, Chairman, Coastal Cities Issues Group (CCIG), League of California

Track II – Local Coastal Plan Updates and Implementation Plans
Moderator: Bonnie Neely, Senior Policy Advisor, Nossaman
Steve Kinsey, Chairman, California Coastal Commission
Sherilyn Sarb, Deputy Director of California Coastal Commission for San Diego and Orange County
Greg Cox, Member, California Coastal Commission

3:15 - 3:30 - Break

3:30 - 5:00 - Quick Hits – Coastal Case Law Update
Moderator: John Flynn, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Jamee Jordan Patterson, Deputy Attorney General, State of California
Chris Pederson, Chief Counsel, California Coastal Commission
Greg Sanders, Partner, Nossaman LLP

5:00 - 7:00 - Cocktail Reception & Networking


Attendance at this event is by invitation only.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jenni Benson at


This program has been approved for 4.00 AICP CM credits and 1.50 AICP Law credits.  This program has also been approved for 3.0 hours of general MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.

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