Craig A. Moyer - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Craig A. Moyer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 310-312-4353

Craig Moyer

Chair; Land, Environment & Natural Resources Division


Craig Moyer is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and Chair of the Land,
Environment & Natural Resources Division. His practice focuses on clean air, clean water,
hazardous waste, CERCLA, oil spills, emergency response, community right‐to‐know and
hazardous materials issues; analysis and review of environmental impact reports, and
coastal zone and environmental permitting. Mr. Moyer has advised clients in connection
with myriad complex regulatory interactions. He provides crisis management advice and
legal representation relating to workplace health and safety issues, including OSHA
regulations, investigations, appeals and impending litigation. Mr. Moyer has consistently
affected rule modifications through litigation and in other ways enabling clients to take
advantage of regulatory changes.
Mr. Moyer has experience in environmental issues surrounding virtually all types of
energy development arrangements and favors an integrated approach bringing science and
policy together to achieve clients’ goals.

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1980.
University of Southern California, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977.
Phi Beta Kappa.

Executive Director and General Counsel, Western Independent Refiners Association.
General Counsel, American Independent Refiners Association.
General Counsel, Asphalt Pavement Association.
Instructor, Environmental Law and Regulatory Framework, University of California at Los
Instructor, Environmental Law, University of California at Santa Barbara.
Governor’s Appointee to California Superfund Reform Working Group.
Director’s Appointee to California Department of Toxic Substances Control Advisory
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Chair, Environmental Law Section
Executive Committee, 1996‐1997.
Member, State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section.
Member, American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section.

The Best Lawyers in America, 2011‐2013.

Quoted, “Environmental Regulation to Watch in 2014; Cooling Water Intake,” Law360,
January 1, 2014.
Co‐Author, ʺA Sensible Approach: Private Funding of Energy Efficiency Retrofits,ʺ
Environmental Leader, October 2011.
Co‐Author, “Brownfields: A Practical Guide to the Cleanup, Transfer and Redevelopment
of Contaminated Property,” published by Argent Communications Group, 1998.
Co‐Author, “The Hazard Communication Handbook: A Right to Know Compliance
Guide,” Clark Boardman Callaghan Publishing Co., 1996.
Co‐Author, “The Clean Air Act Handbook: A Practical Guide to Compliance,” Clark
Boardman Callaghan Publishing Co., 1991, 1st Edition.
Co‐Author, “Coping with a Decrease in Collateral: The ‘Less Secure’ Loan in Petroleum
Financing,” 18 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 3, 1985.
Co‐Author, “Trends in Arrangements for the Development of Alaskan Petroleum
Resources,” 12 UCLA‐Alaska Law Review 1, 1983

Office Location

11355 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States

Practice Areas

Energy Law
Environmental Law