Wayne M. Whitlock
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mr. Whitlock is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He practices in the areas of environmental and natural resources law. He works with clients in the manufacturing, mining, energy, forest products, real estate, and agriculture industries. His principal areas of experience include water quality and water resources, land use, forest management, and federal and state endangered species and fish and wildlife conservation.
Mr. Whitlock is particularly experienced with the interplay of endangered species, water quality and water supply issues, and he has worked with a number of clients to reconcile conflicts in these areas. He has worked on numerous large-scale planning processes, including land use and watershed management plans, Habitat Conservation Plans, the Clean Water Act TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) process and other large project approvals.
Mr. Whitlock has an active practice in the legislative and regulatory arenas. He is involved in federal and state Endangered Species Act listings and critical habitat designations, as well as parallel regulatory processes under federal and state water quality laws. Most recently, he has been involved with listing and critical habitat issues associated with Pacific Salmon species, including Coho salmon and steelhead, at the federal and state levels. Mr. Whitlock led the business community’s team that developed and negotiated the 1997 amendments to the California Endangered Species Act and regulations that authorized incidental take permits, and he continues to represent clients on related legislative and regulatory matters.
Mr. Whitlock is a member of the American Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco and their respective environmental and natural resources sections.
Mr. Whitlock received his J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University in 1983 and his B.S. from Utah State University in 1980.