• Craig A. Moyer

    Chair; Land, Environment & Natural Resources
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4353
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224


    University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1980.


    University of Southern California, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977.
    Phi Beta Kappa.

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    Craig Moyer is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office and Chair of the Land, Environment & Natural Resources Division. His practice focuses on clean air, clean water, hazardous waste, CERCLA, oil spills, emergency response, community right-to-know and hazardous materials issues; analysis and review of environmental impact reports, and coastal zone and environmental permitting. Mr. Moyer has advised clients in connection with myriad complex regulatory interactions. He provides crisis management advice and legal representation relating to workplace health and safety issues, including OSHA regulations, investigations, appeals and impending litigation. Mr. Moyer has consistently affected rule modifications through litigation and in other ways enabling clients to take advantage of regulatory changes.

    Mr. Moyer has experience in environmental issues surrounding virtually all types of energy development arrangements and favors an integrated approach bringing science and policy together to achieve clients' goals.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    Selected as one of California’s Top 100 attorneys by the Daily Journal in 2014.

    The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2015.


    Quoted, “7 Tips For Companies Working In Indian Country,” Law360, April 9, 2015.

    Quoted, “Challenge To Ore. Fuel Standards Is A Legal Long Shot,” Law360, March 24, 2015.

    Quoted, “Election win puts rural San Benito County on anti-fracking map,” Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2014.

     Quoted, “Calif. County Fracking Bans Set Stage For Statewide Brawl,” Law360, November 7, 2014.

    Quoted, “Denton faces lawsuits a day after it passes fracking ban,” E&E News, November 5, 2014.

    Quoted, “Pacific Northwest projects would dwarf KXL emissions – report,” E&E News, September 10, 2014.

    Quoted, “States join Murray Energy in legal effort to block EPA's Clean Power Plan" SNL FERC Power Report, July 2, 2014.

    Quoted, “Coal company uses glitch to swing for the fences against EPA rule,” Washington Examiner, July 1, 2014.

    Quoted, “EPA Emissions Goals Remain Viable Despite High Court Loss,” Law360, June 23, 2014.

    Quoted, “Calif. Energy Practices Seek Upper Hand In Renewables Push,” Law360, June 16, 2014.

    Quoted, “New EPA rules may speed up changes in how you get power,” Washington Examiner, June 3, 2014.

    Quoted, “Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon Emissions 30 Percent,” Forbes, June 3, 2014.

    Quoted, “Carbon emissions to decline 30% by 2030; states can create plans, EPA says,” Power Engineering, June 2, 2014.

    Quoted, “Environmental Regulation to Watch in 2014; Cooling Water Intake,” Law360, January 1, 2014.

    Co-Author, "A Sensible Approach: Private Funding of Energy Efficiency Retrofits," Environmental Leader, October 2011.

    Co-Author, “Brownfields: A Practical Guide to the Cleanup, Transfer and Redevelopment of Contaminated Property,” published by Argent Communications Group, 1998.

    Co-Author, “The Hazard Communication Handbook: A Right to Know Compliance Guide,” Clark Boardman Callaghan Publishing Co., 1996. 

    Co-Author, “The Clean Air Act Handbook: A Practical Guide to Compliance,” Clark Boardman Callaghan Publishing Co., 1991, 1st Edition.

    Co-Author, “Coping with a Decrease in Collateral: The ‘Less Secure’ Loan in Petroleum Financing,” 18 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 3, 1985.

    Co-Author, “Trends in Arrangements for the Development of Alaskan Petroleum Resources,” 12 UCLA-Alaska Law Review 1, 1983.

    Memberships & Activities

    Executive Director and General Counsel, Western Independent Refiners Association.

    General Counsel, American Independent Refiners Association.

    General Counsel, Asphalt Pavement Association.

    Instructor, Environmental Law and Regulatory Framework, University of California at Los Angeles.

    Instructor, Environmental Law, University of California at Santa Barbara.

    Governor's Appointee to California Superfund Reform Working Group.

    Director's Appointee to California Department of Toxic Substances Control Advisory Committee.

    Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Chair, Environmental Law Section Executive Committee, 1996-1997.

    Member, State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section.

    Member, American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section.

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaker, “New Business & Entrepreneurship,” Middle East Refining & Petrochemicals Conference and Exhibition, May 2014.