Juliet H. Cho

Juliet H. Cho
San Francisco, CA
P: 415.500.6556

About Juliet

Juliet Cho is an associate in the Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group. Her practice involves a wide spectrum of environmental matters, including land use, environmental due diligence, entitlements, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permit approval process, regulations affecting cleanup of hazardous waste materials, municipal law, and land use and environmental litigation. Juliet has engaged in water projects, renewable energy projects, local government projects, and industrial and mixed use projects. 

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Juliet was a research assistant with Professor Linda Carter at the McGeorge School of Law (2009-2010); a summer associate with Stoel Rives LLP (2009); an extern with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division (2009); a student teacher for the Street Law International Course, Sacramento (2009); and a Sacramento Bar Association Minority and Diversity Fellow (2008).

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  • Provide CEQA and permitting advice for development of solar, wind and natural gas energy facilities throughout California.
  • Advised client in various state and federal compliance related to development of landfill on Tribal property.
  • Advises clients in various state and federal compliance matters concerning contaminated lands and groundwater remediation.
  • Successfully defended a client in CEQA challenge to large-scale, mixed-use redevelopment project.
  • Successfully represented client in appeal of EPA’s NPDES permit conditions before the Environmental Appeals Board.
  • Advises clients regarding compliance with Regional Water Quality Control Boards and the State Water Resources Control Board related to water quality issues, storm water management and pollution control, NPDES permitting, waste discharge requirements, and pre-1914 water rights.
  • Prepare acquisition, division order and drilling title opinions for oil and gas exploration and development.
  • Advise and counsel affected landowners in connection with California High Speed Rail Authority’s anticipated condemnation proceedings.
  • Advise clients on various matters related to water rights, water supply and evaluating water quality certification under the Clean Water Act.
  • Represent landowners in eminent domain proceedings.
  • Prepare conservation easements for water banking project and forest offset project in accordance with the California Air Resources Board’s greenhouse gas emissions offset protocols.
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Honors & Activities

  • Honoree, Lawyers of Color 2014 Western Region Hot List
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area 
  • Member, Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment
  • Member, Environmental Law Section, San Francisco Bar Association
  • California representative, Stoel Rives Associate Committee, 2010-2011
  •  Mediator
  • Student Associate, Kennedy American Inn of Courts, 2009-2010
  • McGeorge Mock Trial Competition Team, 2008-2010
  • Finalist, San Diego Defense League Mock Trial Competition, 2009
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Diversity and the Environmental Bar: Look to your Left, Look to your Right—Where Are the People of Color?,” California Bar Environmental Law Conference, Yosemite, California, Oct. 25, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “Review of the ‘Typical’ California Oil & Gas Lease,” 32nd Annual West Coast Landmen’s Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 23, 2014
  • “California High Court Case Has Not Made CEQA Obsolete,” (co-author), Law360, Aug. 2014
  • “California High Speed Rail Authority Cleared for Construction; Central Valley Property Owners Could See Condemnation Action,” HSR News Alert No. 4, July 2012
  • Moderator, “Utilizing Emerging Feedstocks II: Wastewater Treatment to Biogas,” Fourth Annual Biogas West Conference, San Francisco, 2012
  • “California High Speed Rail Authority Cleared for Construction; Central Valley Property Owners Could See Condemnation Action,” HSR News Alert No. 4, July 2012
  • Frequent contributor to California Environmental Law Blog on topics including California High Speed Rail Project developments and Eminent Domain proceedings

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