Jennifer Hernandez

  • Jennifer Hernandez

    Council Member

Jennifer L. Hernandez is a partner and co-chairs Holland & Knight law firms National Environmental Team.  She leads the West Coast Land Use and Environment Practice Group. She has achieved national prominence in her work on brownfields redevelopment, wetlands and endangered species, and master planned community projects. She represents private, nonprofit and public sector clients, ranging from real estate developers to biotechnology and other operating industries, to communication and energy utilities.

Ms. Hernandez chairs the conference on Climate Change Law in California and has written and spoken extensively on major California climate change laws and emerging regulatory proceedings, in various regional air districts, and in Climate Action Plans and other land use policies being developed by cities and counties.

She has taught land use and environmental law for the University of California and Stanford Law School and frequently speaks for client and lawyer professional associations and continuing education seminars.

She has written two books and more than 30 articles on environmental and land use law. She has received several professional awards, including an American Planning Association Award for her book, “A Practical Guide to the California Environmental Quality Act.” S.F Mayor Willie Brown proclaimed October 9, 2002 as “Jennifer Hernandez Day” for being a “warrior on brownfields.”

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