Zachary Walton is a Partner of the Firm specializing in all aspects of environmental law. He represents renewable energy developers, water providers, real estate developers, manufacturing facilities and financial institutions in permitting, transactional and enforcement matters throughout California. Mr. Walton’s practice involves endangered species, water quality, water rights, hazardous waste, air quality, contaminated properties and occupational safety and health. He has extensive experience with the California Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Energy Commission, all of California’s Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, U.S. EPA, most of California’s air quality management districts, and the California Division of Occupational Safety & Health. Mr. Walton serves on the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California. He regularly authors articles on environmental law and previously served on the editorial board of the California Water Law & Policy Reporter. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Walton was a partner at Paul Hastings, where he was Vice-Chair of the San Francisco Office and Co-Chair of the Climate Change and Sustainability Practice Group, and a founding partner of the San Francisco office of Downey Brand. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992, where he graduated with distinction, and a J.D. from the Vanderbilt School of Law in 1995. Mr. Walton is ranked in Chambers as Up and Coming for Environmental Law.