S. Wayne Rosenbaum - Environmental Law Group, LLP

S. Wayne Rosenbaum


Phone: (619) 525-2580
Fax: (619) 231-5853
Email: swr@envirolawyer.com

  • 2019 Best Lawyers Recipient


  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Rutgers University, M.Ed., 1976
  • B.A., Mathematics/Chemistry, 1972


  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California.

S. Wayne Rosenbaum is a partner of the firm practicing in the areas of environment, land use and natural resources, with an emphasis on water quality and land use laws affecting infrastructure and renewable energy projects. He develops compliance strategies for clients regulated under the storm water provisions of the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the California Environmental Quality Act and other state and federal resources statutes. Relying on his broad experience with environmental permits and environmental management systems, Wayne helps clients develop and implement solutions to environmental regulations that are both legally defensible and economically sustainable. Wayne also assists his clients in defending their regulatory compliance programs against challenges by regulatory agencies and environmental groups.

Prior to joining Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper & Varco LLP, Wayne was a partner at Stoel Rives LLP and, previous to that, with Foley & Lardner LLP. Before entering private practice, Wayne served with the Department of the Navy, Office of General Counsel, where he concentrated on the transfers of contaminated properties under the Base Realignment and Closing Act, environmental audits, waste minimization plans, regulation of storm water discharges at federal facilities and interagency funding of environmental projects.

Before working with the Navy, Wayne spent 18 years as an executive in the environmental services industry. At Recontek, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, where he led a team of environmental professionals who successfully obtained RCRA Part B permits in seven states. Before that, he served as assistant vice president for Eticam, where he was responsible for environmental permitting of new facilities.

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