Ms. Anne Beaumont
County of San Diego
Anne Beaumont is a senior counsel with the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources practice. She has extensive experience representing clients in environmental, regulatory and litigation matters involving natural resources, tribal issues, telecommunications, land use and the siting and defense of large-scale infrastructure and energy projects. Infrastructure Development and Natural Resources: Anne represents utilities, energy developers, and others in the development of cutting-edge energy and infrastructure projects. She has been involved in landmark transmission line and renewable energy projects in California and the Southwest. Anne regularly represents clients before federal and state agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, California State and Regional Water Boards and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Anne advises clients on compliance with federal and state environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), federal and California Endangered Species Acts (ESA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA),Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Federal Aviation Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Administrative Proceedings and Enforcement Actions: Anne has extensive knowledge in administrative proceedings (including evidentiary and rule-making proceedings) and enforcement actions. These proceedings often relate to large-scale infrastructure project applications before state and federal agencies, complex telecommunications proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission and enforcement actions brought by federal and state agencies. In these administrative proceedings, Anne frequently works closely with expert witnesses, conducts discovery and prepares witness examinations, briefings and comments. Complex Civil Litigation and Appeals: Anne also has substantial experience in complex civil litigation and appeals, representing clients in both state and federal court. Her litigation matters cover a wide range of topics, including environmental issues, natural resources, telecommunications, tribal matters and employment law. Her appellate experience includes challenges to federal and state approvals of infrastructure and energy projects and appeals from the California Public Utilities Commission. Pro Bono: Anne maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration court hearings and appeals regarding asylum and cancellation of removal. Her pro bono experience includes first-chairing a number of complicated immigration issues, including those raising issues of first impression. In addition to immigration matters, Anne’s pro bono work includes counseling nonprofits on a wide range of legal issues, including regulations governing nonprofit fundraising and National Park Service regulations.