Law Practice

Lauren Bernadett is a natural resources lawyer who has counseled private and public clients through litigation and administrative processes. She has handled several stages of litigation in state and federal courts, including the Court of Federal Claims. Lauren’s substantive experience is diverse, covering many aspects of water law, natural resources law, administrative law, and contract law.

Lauren earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was the Joyce A. Will Scholar in Environmental Law. She went on to receive her LL.M. in agricultural and food law from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she focused on water law in agriculture.

Lauren has a particular expertise in aquaculture regulation and compliance. She serves as the legal advisor for the California Aquaculture Association and has advised clients on several legal hurdles aquaculturalists face.

Lauren has published and spoken at several conferences and industry meetings on aquaculture, and planned the first California Aquaculture Law Symposium at the UCLA School of Law. She has also worked with the National Aquaculture Association to address discrete issues in federal law.



Associate, Somach Simmons & Dunn (2014-2017);
Sea Grant Fellow, California State Lands Commission (2014);
Graduate Assistant, Agricultural and Food Law Program, University of Arkansas School of Law (2013-2014).



Equitable Apportionment in the Supreme Court: An Overview of the Doctrine and the Factors Considered by the Supreme Court in Light of Florida v. Georgia, 29 Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation 101 (2014); State Aquaculture Leasing and Permitting Regulations: Balancing a Growing American Industry with Environmental Protection, 23 San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review 1 (2014); The Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s Vessel Day Scheme: Accounting for the Rare Success of an International




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LL.M. in Agricultural & Food Law, University of Arkansas School of Law
J.D., UCLA School of Law
B.A., University of California – San Diego


State Bar of California