Advisory Boards

CLEE’s Research and Executive Advisory Boards are vehicles for service by a select group of distinguished leaders drawn CLEE’s network of practitioners, academics, alumni, and partners. CLEE’s research takes place independently of the Advisory Board’s purview and members have no control over the conclusions of research outcomes or conclusions. Advisory Board members support CLEE’s development efforts, however members have no fiduciary or legal responsibilities. 



Research Advisory Board

The Research Advisory Board advises on CLEE’s research activities and programs, providing input and expertise on key issues and opportunities in environmental and energy law and policy. Renowned experts in their fields, Research Advisory Board members work with staff to identify major trends, explore key challenges, and scope progressive solutions. The Research Advisory Board is essential for ensuring that the Center’s research is timely, practical, and impactful.


Research Advisory Board Members

Ken Alex
Director (former)        Office of Planning and Research and Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown

Bill Chamberlain
Chief Counsel (former)
Retired California Energy Commission

Honorable Greg Hobbs
Senior Water Judge (former)
Colorado Supreme Court

Kristina Lawson
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Martin Mattes
Nossaman LLP

James G. Moose
Remy Moose Manley, LLP

Dave Owen
UC Hastings College of the Law

Roger Peters
Senior VP (former), General Counsel (retired)

Neil Popovic
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Richard Roos-Collins
Water and Power Law Group PC

Miyoko Sakashita
Oceans Program Director
Center for Biological Diversity

Lenard G. Weiss  (Chair) Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Mason Willrich
Energy Consultant

Mike Zischke
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP


Executive Advisory Board

The Executive Advisory Board advises on long-term vision and development, providing operational. strategic, and fundraising guidance to CLEE. Executive Advisory Board members are prominent figures in environmental and energy law, policy, finance, science, technology, and other fields. The Executive Advisory Board is essential to the Center’s long-term sustainability, growth, and governance.

Executive Advisory Board Members

Robert Infelise
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Jennifer R. Jeffers
Stice & Block LLP

Megan Jennings
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

Deanna R. Rutter

Miyoko Sakashita
Oceans Program Director
Center for Biological Diversity

Lenard G. Weiss (Chair)
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP


Scott Zimmermann
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati