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Hanson Bridgett Partners Appointed to Association of California Water Agencies

February 15, 2024 (San Francisco, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that partners David Cameron and Claire Collins have been appointed to the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Legal Affairs Committee. Cameron is representing Region 7 (Tulare and Kern Counties), and Collins is representing Region 10 (Orange and San Diego Counties). Both partners represent their respective regions while also serving as general counsel for ACWA members.

"The Legal Affairs Committee provides a wonderful opportunity to work with lawyers across the state on the most pressing legal issues facing the water sector," said Collins, who will be serving her third term on the committee. "Hanson Bridgett is proud to continue to have lawyers from both Northern and Southern California on this important committee." Cameron is part of Hanson Bridgett's Sacramento office and Collins works out of both the Los Angeles and Costa Mesa locations.

About ACWA and the Legal Affairs Committee

ACWA's mission is to provide comprehensive leadership, advocacy, and resources for California public water agencies to ensure a high quality and reliable water supply in an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible manner. 

The Legal Affairs Committee responds to legal matters of significance to ACWA member agencies. The committee members work with staff to produce publications that help member agencies comply with state and federal laws, filing amicus curiae briefs on important cases to the water sector, and offer commentary on proposed regulations and guidelines in water right matters of interest. Collins recently authored an amicus brief on behalf of ACWA and other statewide organizations in the matter of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. Coachella Valley Water District

About Hanson Bridgett's Water Law Practice

Hanson Bridgett has decades of experience representing public agencies, private companies, and individuals in all areas relating to water, including highly complex water rights, water quality and water resource issues. Clients include water districts, irrigation districts, municipalities, reclamation districts, groundwater sustainability agencies, farmers, ranchers, investors, lenders, developers, and construction materials producers. 

About Hanson Bridgett

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. As the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp, we are committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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Hanson Bridgett LLP


David Cameron
David Cameron
Sacramento, CA
Claire Hervey Collins
Claire Collins
Los Angeles, CA