Marc Bruner is a partner with the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources practice. Marc represents governmental entities and private companies in a wide variety of environmental, land use, and natural resource matters. He counsels clients on formulating long-term development strategies, preparing and processing environmental studies and land use plans, and obtaining the necessary federal, state and local permits and approvals for a broad range of private and public development projects – including utility-scale solar power facilities, residential subdivisions, large commercial and mixed-use developments, hospitals, university campuses, maritime and airport expansions, research and development facilities, industrial projects, water supply infrastructure, and roadway and transit improvements. Marc also counsels clients on a wide array of regulatory compliance matters involving air quality, wetlands and water quality, and the handling and disposal of hazardous wastes.
Marc's work involves a variety of federal land use and environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. Marc also has extensive experience with the unique set of California laws and regulations affecting development in the state, including the California Environmental Quality Act; the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act; the California Endangered Species Act; the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act; the Integrated Waste Management Act; the Subdivision Map Act; the Planning and Zoning Law; the California Building Code; and various laws, regulations and local ordinances governing water supply, green building requirements, use of recycled water, coastal development, development along the banks of streams and rivers, state lands and the public trust, conversion of agricultural lands, historic resources, hazardous materials and wastes, and flood protection and safety. Marc has a keen understanding of the differences between the federal and state law requirements, as well as the areas of overlap and the opportunities and best practices for coordination.
Marc is co-author of the chapters covering wetlands and endangered species in Curtin's California Land Use and Planning Law. He also speaks regularly on environmental and land use topics, including CEQA, NEPA, wetlands and endangered species, and water supply requirements for new developments.
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: Litigation - Environmental
- Bingham McCutchen LLP, Walnut Creek & San Francisco, CA, 2000 - 2010 (Partner, 2005 - 2010)
- Cutler & Stanfield LLP, Washington, D.C., 1996 - 1998
- Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, LLP (now WilmerHale), Washington, D.C., 1995 - 1996
- Hon. José A. Cabranes, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1993 - 1994
- Yale Law School, J.D., 1993
Managing Editor, Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities
- Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1987