CalChamber Names Environmental Law Policy Advocate

The California Chamber of Commerce has hired Louinda V. Lacey, an experienced attorney in environmental law, to serve as a policy advocate for environmental policy, housing and land use, and product regulation issues.

Before joining the CalChamber policy team, she provided regulatory compliance advice and enforcement defense services to businesses and individuals with a focus on environmental laws and regulations at her own Sacramento-based law firm.

“Louinda Lacey’s knowledge of California’s complex environmental laws and regulations will serve the business community well in advocating for a sound balance between policy and impacts on jobs and the economy,” said CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg.

Lacey also worked as an attorney at several Sacramento-area law firms, representing clients in private and government environmental enforcement actions; advising clients on matters ranging from retail, food and beverage, and environmental regulatory compliance requirements, to water/groundwater rights; and defending clients in civil litigation related to environmental law, construction, real estate, contracts, and lending.

Prior to entering the legal field, she worked for national new home builder K. Hovnanian Homes for five years. There, she participated in its leadership development program and managed development projects relating to land acquisition, construction, and sales.

Lacey holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.B.A. in finance from California State University, Sacramento. She earned her J.D. with great distinction from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, with a Certificate in Environmental Law, graduating as valedictorian of the evening division class.