Jocelyn Thompson has extensive experience in environmental permitting and land use approvals for industrial and infrastructure projects. She is well versed in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
She excels in shepherding complex projects through the challenging, multistep approval process required by these and other federal, state and local laws, from project conception to the final approval hearing.
When the approvals are challenged, Jocelyn defends them through both administrative appeals and litigation. Jocelyn’s clients include businesses engaged in energy generation, manufacturing, and development and processing of natural resources, as well as infrastructure and goods movement.
In addition, Jocelyn advises clients regarding compliance with the full range of environmental laws, including air quality, water quality, coastal development, endangered species protection, hazardous waste management and disclosure and reporting laws.
She advises companies regarding environmental sustainability and climate change regulations. Jocelyn also assists clients in conducting compliance audits and in environmental due diligence associated with mergers, acquisitions and financing.
University of California, Los Angeles (J.D., 1982)
University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 1978)
State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section
California Construction and Industrial Minerals Association
The Ebell of Los Angeles; The Ebell Rest Cottage Association