Senior Environmental Attorney Harlow Joins Stoel Rives LLP
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SACRAMENTO- Former California Water Quality Officer will serve firm's Central Valley clients.
Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service business law firm, is pleased to announce that Loren J. Harlow has joined the firm's Sacramento office as of counsel in the Resources, Development and Environment group. Harlow, who previously served as the Assistant Executive Officer of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board in Fresno, has nearly four decades of experience in water quality, environmental, administrative and regulatory law matters. He will primarily serve Central Valley clients from a satellite office location in Fresno, California.
While at the Water Board, Harlow oversaw enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act and the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act in a nine-county region extending from Stanislaus County to Kern County. His enforcement responsibilities encompassed Storm Water Permits, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits, Waste Discharges to Land, Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST), Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), Basin Planning, and Irrigated Lands. In this capacity, Harlow dealt with a wide variety of entities, including publicly owned treatment works, food processors, wineries, canneries, dairies, irrigation districts, and industrial, commercial and residential developers.
"Loren's legal and engineering expertise will be a tremendous asset to our California clients," said Tim Taylor, managing partner of the firm's California offices. "In particular, his experience with complex water quality issues while at the Water Board will help clients to develop sound compliance plans and long-range strategies for dealing with statewide regulatory changes."
As a California licensed Professional Engineer (Civil), Harlow is a member of multiple engineering organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a former adjunct faculty member at California State University, Fresno, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering. Harlow received his J.D. from San Joaquin College of Law (1982), earned both a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University (1970, 1971), and is admitted to the State Bar of California.
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States and abroad. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. Selected as a BTI Top 30 Client Service provider, Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. The firm has offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; and Vancouver, Wash. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.