CalChamber Adds Experienced Environmental Litigator to Policy Team

Adam Regele, an experienced CEQA and land use attorney, joined the California Chamber of Commerce policy team on April 2. As a policy advocate, Regele will specialize in environmental policy, housing and land use, and product regulation issues.

“Adam’s outstanding environmental litigation experience and expertise will be a huge benefit to CalChamber’s advocacy efforts,” said CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg. “Adam brings a wealth of knowledge that will help California businesses do their part to protect health and the environment in the most cost-efficient manner possible.”

Regele came to the CalChamber policy team after practicing law at an Oakland-based law firm—Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, PLC—where he advised private and public clients on complex projects involving land use and environmental laws and regulations at the local, state and federal levels.

His extensive environmental and waste regulatory compliance experience includes defending California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related matters in litigation.

Before joining Meyers Nave, Regele handled state and federal environmental litigation and administrative proceedings as an associate at a Bay Area law firm that focused on environmental, natural resources, land use, labor and local government law.

He served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Davila of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, and as a legal fellow with the Oakland City Attorney’s Office prior to entering private law practice.

Regele earned a B.S. in environmental science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law, where he was symposium editor and research and development editor for the Hastings West-Northwest Journal.