Beth Gordie is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Gordie is a member of the firm's Environmental, Land & Resources Department and focuses her practice on land use, energy and infrastructure and environmental matters.
Ms. Gordie's experience includes significant development matters, governmental and administrative law as well as other matters involving local and state administrative and legislative decision-making. She assists land owners and developers through all stages of the entitlement and development process, providing counsel to clients on local planning and zoning regulations and approvals and related environmental matters.
Ms. Gordie advises developers, utilities, other clients on all aspects of project development from initial permitting and entitlement strategy through governmental approvals incorporating legal, political, community and public relations issues. She advises clients on the complex local, state and federal regulatory requirements and framework that impact project development including the California Environmental Quality Act, California Coastal Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, federal and California Endangered Species Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Each project typically takes multiple years and regularly includes local, state and federal permitting and entitlements, infrastructure approvals and development, environmental concerns, climate change issues, land assemblage and public and private financing.
Ms. Gordie represents clients before regulatory bodies including the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California Coastal Commission. She is a registered lobbyist with the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles.
Her community activities include service on the board of Students Run LA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to challenge at risk students to train for and complete the Los Angeles Marathon.