Manatt Land Use Partner Sigrid Waggener was named to the Daily Journal’s 2022 Top 40 Under 40 List, which honors young professionals making a mark in California’s legal industry.
Recognized for her experience defending clients against California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act allegations, Sigrid discussed a “first-of-its-kind" project she’s currently working on with a client on at a major oil field in California that will sequester several million tons of carbon dioxide every year that otherwise would have been released. She said while environmental law can be challenging, it’s exciting to be in a space marked by new discoveries and innovation.
"There are new breakthroughs all the time that we need to respond to, all of which have a significant impact on the industry and the laws surrounding it," she said. "While it may take time for regulation and legislation to respond to these changes, clients are always looking for ways to innovate and stay ahead of the curve since issues like global climate change, clean energy development, and materials re-use and recovery don't wait for the times to change with them.”
Daily Journal subscribers can read the full profile here.