Nicki Carlsen, Alston & Bird partner and co-chair of the firm’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group, has been recognized as one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
As described by the publication: “These are the honorees we chose to recognize for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.”
In its profile of Carlsen, the publication notes that she has been “instrumental in the expansion and growth of her team in the California marketplace,” adding that she also actively participates in the firm’s Women’s Initiative and “champions the advancement of women within her practice group and the firm.”
Carlsen brings more than 25 years of land use and environmental litigation experience to her clients. She is well versed in federal, state, and local regulations affecting development projects, including land use planning and subdivision laws, the California Environmental Quality Act, California Coastal Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, endangered species acts, and cultural resources requirements.
Published annually, this year’s report highlights 75 Los Angeles-based women lawyers for their legal successes and accomplishments.