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Upcoming events

11 Feb 2020 11:30 AM • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla (8980 Villa La Jolla Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037)

Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla (8980 Villa La Jolla Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037)
    • 50

    Annual Legislative Update


    Steve Marsh

    Dentons US LLP

    Suzanne Varco

    Varco & Rosenbaum

    Environmental Law Group LLP


    Our speakers will provide an overview of significant legislation and lawsuits in 2019. 

    This is one of our most popular annual luncheons, register early to reserve your spot as space is limited.

    Speaker Information:

    Stephen MarshSenior Counsel in the Environment and Natural Resources Group at Dentons US LLC, specializes in hazardous waste and toxic tort litigation, including underground storage tanks, CERCLA, RCRA and cost recovery matters; Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act; Proposition 65; consumer product safety laws; insurance coverage counseling and litigation related to environmental claims; coordination of site assessments and remediation with consultants and regulatory agencies; stormwater compliance; Brownfields redevelopment; climate change issues; and advising businesses and property owners on these and related issues in connection with corporate and real estate purchasing, leasing and financing.

    Suzanne R. Varco is the managing partner of Varco & Rosenbaum Environmental Law Group LLP in San Diego. Ms. Varco’s private law practice concentrates in areas of brownfields’ redevelopment, hazardous waste cleanup, environmental, real estate transactions involving environmental issues, environmental permitting, underground storage tank issues, CEQA compliance and litigation, and environmental litigation. Ms. Varco has extensive experience working with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.


    $40 for members, $50 for non-members.  Sign up by Friday, February 7 and save $5 on registration!  Walk-ins with no reservation will be charged an extra $10 and be asked to wait until those with reservations are seated.

    Please note that confirmed reservations will be invoiced regardless of attendance.

    Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price.


    AVOCADO CHICKEN SANDWICH - Grilled chicken with avocado, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato + ranch dressing. Served with Santa Fe fries.

    FISH & CHIPS - Kolsch-battered cod, Santa Fe fries, apple coleslaw, housemade Cajun remoulade.

    VEGGIE BURGER (vegetarian) - Beans + veggies, lettuce, tomato, red onion, chipotle mayo. Served with fries.


    Rock Bottom Brewery
    8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037 


    Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

    Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

    Job Postings:

    Did you know that the SDEP has a job board? Members and non-members can post job opportunities for their company on our website.  Visit for postings, and contact us directly to add opportunities:  

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