About Daniel

Daniel Quinley is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group. He represents clients in all areas of water rights law, including Indian water law, municipal and federal water supplies, water rights, transfers, and use, as well as water quality issues. He has advised clients regarding water rights strategies for agricultural use, including irrigation, winery, and ranch water supply. Daniel has litigated in federal district courts and state court regarding federal water contract rights, Indian water rights, Endangered Species Act violations, and interstate compacts.

Before joining to Stoel Rives, Daniel was an associate with Somach Simmons & Dunn P.C. (2017-2019), an environmental law fellow at the California Environmental Law & Policy Center (2016-2017), and a policy & regulatory affairs clerk for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (2014-2016).

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  • Drafted Ninth Circuit amicus brief regarding Endangered Species Act impacts on agricultural water supply and water supply infrastructure.
  • Managed and assisted with discovery in U.S. Supreme Court original jurisdiction litigation and federal district court litigation, including overseeing and conducting document review and production from multiple state agencies, administrative record review and supplementation, and management and negotiation regarding electronically stored information (ESI).
  • Advised clients regarding Endangered Species Act permit planning and application process, including multispecies habitat conservation plans, and communications with federal and state resources agencies, including National Marine Fisheries Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Advised public agency clients on memoranda of understanding and cooperative development agreements for small hydropower projects.
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