Manley, Wendy L.

Wendy L. Manley
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
wmanley@wendel.com

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law; J.D.

University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology; M.S., Marine Biology

University of Oregon; B.S., Biology

Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of Oregon

  • Profile
  • AFFILIATIONS
  • INSIGHTS

As an attorney with degrees in biology and marine biology, Wendy brings unique insight to her environmental law practice. She guides public and private clients in a range of complex permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues, with the benefit of a deep understanding of the interface between science and policy. Wendy frequently speaks on environmental law, water regulations, and related matters.

Her clients include manufacturers, retailers, property owners, title companies, developers, private individuals, and public entities. She is experienced with state and federal agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, California Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Insurance, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. EPA, National Marine Fisheries Service, and various local entities.

Water and Stormwater Issues

Wendy provides legal guidance to industrial, municipal, and construction clients on compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and state and federal stormwater requirements. She assists with resolution of citizen and agency enforcement actions and counsels clients whose activities require or have violated permits authorizing activities in wetlands, or otherwise involve discharges to Waters of the United States (WOTUS) or Waters of the State (WOTS).

Threatened and Endangered Species

Applying her science background and knowledge of public policy and law, Wendy assists clients whose property or projects could impact endangered species. She advises on matters affecting their property and activities and represents clients through the administrative process of listing threatened and endangered species.

Proposition 65

Wendy provides compliance counseling, claim defense and litigation representation on Proposition 65 matters for clients in the wide range of manufacturing, food and beverage, industrial, and retail businesses. She provides guidance on risk assessments, warning requirements and statutory exemptions. She also counsels clients on their defenses and best strategies through litigation or a negotiated settlement when Prop 65 claims are filed.

Title Industry Regulatory Matters

Wendy orchestrates the application process for regulatory approvals for underwritten title companies (UTCs) seeking to form, license, or expand their business.

 

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Environmental Law Section

State Bar of California

  • Environmental Law section, Member

Oregon State Bar

  • Environmental and Natural Resources section, Member

Bar Association of San Francisco

California Stormwater Quality Association

Women In Environment

Publications

Rising Waters of the State and Receding Waters of the U.S.

Rising Waters of the State and Receding Waters of the U.S.

04/16/2019 | Client Update

While you may have heard about the Trump administration’s attempts to narrow the scope of Waters of the United States (WOTUS), California is expanding its regulations, including broadening the definition…

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Proposition 65 – Continuing Challenges for Food Industry

Proposition 65 – Continuing Challenges for Food Industry

01/14/2019 | Client Update

Many in the food industry are still unaware that in addition to following extensive federal labeling laws, they must also be attentive to a unique California public disclosure law known…

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WOTUS Revised

WOTUS Revised

12/18/2018 | Water Efficiency

[Originally published in the December, 2018 issue of Water Efficiency.] The controversial definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which establishes the reach of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water…

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Date Category Publication Title
08/20/2018 Publication Client Update WARNING: New Prop 65 Regs Contain Requirements Known to Cause Consternation and Risk for CA Businesses
03/07/2017 Publication Wendy L. Manley Waters of the U.S. – The Tide of Uncertainty Rises Again
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12/21/2016 Publication Wendy L. Manley OEHHA Adopts Revised Temporary Regulations for BPA Warnings in Food & Beverage Packaging
04/21/2016 Publication Wendy L. Manley Turmoil for Food Brands: New Prop 65 Warning Requirement for BPA in Packaging
09/01/2014 Publication California Constructor Evolving Storm Water Requirements Emphasize Long-Term Benefits
06/15/2014 Publication The Water Report

California Adopts Industrial Storm Water Permit for 2015
05/13/2014 Publication Wendy Manley

2014 IGP Challenge Filed
04/29/2014 Publication Wendy Manley

Manufacturers Take Note: New Storm Water Requirements for Industry Finalized
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News

Wendel Rosen’s Wendy Manley and Bruce Flushman Discuss Recent WOTUS Updates

Wendel Rosen’s Wendy Manley and Bruce Flushman Discuss Recent WOTUS Updates

10/15/2019 | The Registry

In their byline article for The Registry titled “In California, WOTS up WOTUS?,” attorneys Wendy Manley and Bruce Flushman look at the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced…

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Warning! You’ve Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!

Warning! You’ve Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!

02/06/2019

Wendel Rosen attorney Wendy Manley co-authored the article, "Warning! You've Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!" which published on February 6, 2019, in the ACBA. To read more, please…

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Ruling on Acrylamide Brings Breakfast Back to the Table – First Coffee, Now Cereal

Ruling on Acrylamide Brings Breakfast Back to the Table – First Coffee, Now Cereal

08/21/2018 | Wendy Manley

In this Foodlaw.com post from August 21, 2018, environmental and prop 65 attorney Wendy Manley breaks down recent cases covering warning requirements related to acrylamide in breakfast cereals and coffee….

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Date Category Publication Title
06/19/2018 News Food Safety Magazine  Proposition 65 – Effects on Coffee Producers

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law; J.D.

University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology; M.S., Marine Biology

University of Oregon; B.S., Biology

Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of Oregon