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Lauren D. Bernadett

Lauren Bernadett is a natural resources lawyer who has counseled private and public clients through regulatory compliance, administrative processes, and litigation in state and federal courts. Lauren’s substantive experience covers many aspects of natural resources law, water law, administrative law, public agency law, and contract law.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren represented private and public agency clients as outside general counsel and special counsel on water rights. She represented clients before the State Water Resources Control Board and in negotiations with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Lauren’s litigation experience includes briefing the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court on Proposition 26 and water rights fees issues and challenging controversial water curtailments issued in 2015. She also had a lead role in drafting the bill that created the State Water Board’s Administrative Hearings Office and changed the process and forum for water rights hearings in California.

Lauren earned her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2013 and was a Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review. Lauren earned her LL.M. in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2014 and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego in 2010.