Elizabeth Pollock

Senior Associate

Ms. Pollock joined the firm in 2015 and is a senior associate. Her practice focuses on land use and environmental law. Ms. Pollock handles all phases of the land use entitlement and permitting processes, including administrative approvals and litigation. Her practice covers the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, natural resources, endangered species, air and water quality, and other land use and environmental statutes.

Ms. Pollock’s representative matters include:

  • Associate outside counsel to Tuolumne County on an update of its General Plan
  • Associate outside land use counsel to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores regarding its proposed travel stops in California
  • Associate outside counsel assisting the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its CEQA review of several transit and transportation projects and in litigation challenging the approval of various public transit projects
  • Associate counsel representing the developer (real party) in litigation defending Napa County’s approval and environmental review of a winery project
  • As associate counsel, successfully defended the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in litigation challenging the environmental review for the electrification and modernization project to improve the Caltrain commuter rail service on the San Francisco Peninsula
  • Associate counsel representing the developer (real party) in litigation defending the City of Los Angeles’s approval of an environmentally sustainable mixed-use housing building

As a law student at University of California, Davis (King Hall), Ms. Pollock served as Editor-in-Chief of Environs, the Environmental Law and Policy Journal. Prior to joining Remy Moose Manley, LLP, Ms. Pollock worked for six years as a Deputy Attorney III for the California Department of Transportation, and for one year as an Environmental Circuit Prosecutor for the Circuit Prosecutor Project. During her time working for Caltrans, she did a one-year rotation with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, where she assisted with drafting revisions to the CEQA Guidelines.

Ms. Pollock teaches land use and environmental law courses and seminars at the University of California, Davis Extension and for the Association of Environmental Professionals.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, 2008 (Public Service Law Certificate)
  • B.S., Community and Regional Development, 2003 (with honors)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section
  • Admitted to all California State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Sacramento County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Puppy Raiser, Canine Companions for Independence
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Theodore Judah Elementary School Kindness Campaign
  • Former Board Member, Yolo Community Care Continuum