Linda Klein’s practice focuses on land use and environmental law, with particular expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). She advises clients on the regulatory hurdles facing development projects in California, with an emphasis on urban development and projects involving cultural resources.
Over the course of her career, Linda has worked on a diverse range of projects, including Netflix’s Los Gatos Headquarters, the Oak Knoll mixed-use project, the cleanup of historical contamination from a natural gas compressor station, and numerous independent and charter school projects. She also has helped the firm’s partners successfully litigate a number CEQA cases, including several that have resulted in published appellate decisions.
Before law school, Linda designed hospitality and institutional projects, and taught architectural design, history, and structures at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to earning her architectural degree, Linda studied civil engineering and art and art history.
Prior Legal Experience
Linda clerked for the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After her clerkship, Linda was a litigation associate at Irell & Manella, LLP.