Press Releases Dec 28, 2016

Former County Counsel Ryan Baron Joins Environmental Law Practice Group

BB&K Welcomes Baron as Of Counsel

For Immediate Release: Dec. 28, 2016
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •

IRVINE, CABest Best & Krieger LLP is pleased to welcome Ryan Baron as of counsel in the Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group. Baron provides clients strategic counsel on federal and state regulations regarding public utilities and the environment as well as critical water and energy infrastructure developments and the implementation of new technologies.
A former senior deputy county counsel to the County of Orange, Baron has extensive knowledge in regulatory matters, infrastructure planning and large-scale project development. As county counsel, Baron advised the Public Works, Planning and Waste and Recycling departments of one of the nation’s largest counties. Prior to his 12 years of government service, he practiced at a Washington, D.C. firm representing Fortune 100 companies in regulatory litigation and federal enforcement actions.
Baron represents clients on administrative and regulatory matters before federal and state agencies, advocates in rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings a. He also advises clients on a broad range of matters, including water quality compliance, alternative energy and gas regulation, utility rules and tariffs, climate change, air quality and solid waste.
“Ryan’s years of regulatory and project development gives our clients an insider’s prospective into pressing issues for every community,” said Managing Partner Eric Garner. “When tackling water, energy, air and waste infrastructure projects or complying with state and federal regulations, Ryan will provide clients with creative and cost-effective solutions.”
He is a graduate of San Diego State University and The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Baron currently serves as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School where he teaches classes on administrative law and energy law. He has also guest lectured at the Chapman University School of Law and the University of California, Irvine.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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