Ms. Rubalcava is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She advises clients planning major industrial development projects in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with a particular emphasis on facilities with significant air and toxic emissions and water quality issues. She also has been involved in legal actions challenging the sufficiency of CEQA documents such as Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), as well as the failure of regulatory agencies to prepare such documents. Ms. Rubalcava’s work includes major infrastructure projects, power plants, solid waste disposal facilities, petroleum pipelines, gasoline refineries, oil and gas production facilities, marine terminals and manufacturing facilities. These projects are often highly controversial and present unusually challenging permitting and compliance issues, including environmental justice concerns. Sharon also represents existing businesses and trade associations on environmental compliance issues specializing in air and water quality regulations.
One hundred and forty-four Alston & Bird attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, 17 Alston & Bird attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” by the publication.
August 15, 2013
In the Press
Twenty-one Alston & Bird practices have been listed in the 2013 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. These include Antitrust; Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Capital Markets: REITs; Construction; Corporate/M&A; Energy; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Environment; ERISA Litigation; Government: Government Relations; Health Care; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial, including White-Collar and Securities Litigation; Outsourcing; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; Tax.
May 24, 2013
In the Press
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Environmental Section
- Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the CEQA Reform Task Force