Robert N. Kwong is a partner with the law firm of Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel, LLP (A to Z Law). His practice emphasizes land use and environmental law, including the processing of land use entitlements and related administrative and civil litigation. Areas of environmental law include air quality, climate change, water supply, water quality and solid waste management. His work involves counseling and representing private and public entities and individuals dealing with local, state and federal land use laws and regulations, including the California Environmental Quality, the California Coastal Act, federal Clean Air Act, and federal Clean Water Act.
Prior to joining A to Z Law, he was the Assistant County Counsel for the County of Ventura with primary responsibility for the Resource Management Agency’s Planning, Environmental Health, Code Compliance and Building & Safety Divisions. He also served as general counsel to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District where he was at the forefront of California’s climate change laws and regulations.
Previously, he served as General Counsel for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Senior Deputy District Counsel for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles; and Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice.