Amanda Monchamp is a partner in the Government Section’s West Coast Land Use and Environment Group. She practices in the areas of land use, natural resources, and environmental law with an emphasis on project development, regulatory compliance and litigation regarding the California...Read more
Amanda Monchamp is a partner in the Government Section’s West Coast Land Use and Environment Group. She practices in the areas of land use, natural resources, and environmental law with an emphasis on project development, regulatory compliance and litigation regarding the California Environmental Quality Act throughout California.
Ms. Monchamp advises clients on various aspects of complex residential, commercial and industrial land use and development projects, as well as linear projects for utilities such as telecommunications, power companies, transportation and transit projects. Her work on these projects includes due diligence review, local entitlement processing, site remediation, environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), state and federal resource agency permitting, associated land use transactions, and defending challenges to project approvals under CEQA and other land use laws. Ms. Monchamp is currently defending several major projects from challenges under CEQA and NEPA in state and federal court.
Additionally, Ms. Monchamp provides environmental regulatory compliance counseling to a wide range of clients on several state and federal environmental laws and regulations, including the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and associated state programs.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Monchamp worked at the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) in Washington, D.C., where she represented the electronics industry in state, federal and international environmental regulatory, legislative, and policy arenas and advised the industry on regulatory compliance issues related to product recycling initiatives and restricted substance bans. She continues to represent clients on these issues, specifically related to California state issues.