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Hanson Bridgett Strengthens Water Law Bench

November 17, 2022 (Sacramento, CA)Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that David Cameron has joined the firm's Sacramento office as a partner in the Government Section and the Water Law Practice Group.

“David is a key addition to our Water Law Practice Group and we’re thrilled he has joined us,” said Nathan Metcalf, Water Law Practice Group Leader. “His extensive experience representing public agencies and private organizations, and guiding clients through their water rights issues, adds great strength to our bench. He is a respected water law attorney in the Sacramento area and across California and brings a high-level of expertise and reputation to our firm.”

Cameron’s practice focuses on water rights and environmental issues throughout California. He helps clients, both public and private, secure and protect their water rights, the purchase and sale of water rights, compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, water banking, and related environmental and endangered species issues. In his work, Cameron provides practical legal solutions to his clients, which include water districts, irrigation districts, cities, counties, and agricultural interests. He has acted as special counsel for multiple districts on water rights-related matters, facilitating purchase and sale of water rights and contractual entitlements to water among public and private entities. Cameron's work also includes compliance and litigation concerning the California Environmental Quality Act as well as the state and federal endangered species acts. His work requires him to navigate approvals through numerous state and federal agencies including the State Water Resources Control Board and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He is also a seasoned water rights and environmental litigator, advocating for client water rights in state and federal court.

Cameron was most recently a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Prior to that, he was a partner at Downey Brand in its Water and Natural Resources Group. He received dual B.A.s from the University of California at Berkeley (where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society) and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was a law review editor, member of the Order of the Coif, and member of the Traynor Honor Society.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

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. We are also 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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