Katy Young is Of Counsel at Parsus LLP, where she practices land use and environmental law. Ms. Young is also General Counsel at the Climate Action Reserve, a nonprofit Los Angeles-based organization working to ensure integrity and transparency in the North American voluntary carbon market.
Formerly an attorney in the Environment, Land & Resources department of the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, she has experience in a wide variety of land use matters, including obtaining development permits and environmental approval for significant real estate development matters, and advising clients on governmental and administrative law. She handles matters related to local planning and zoning regulations and related environmental issues, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the Coastal Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, redevelopment law, wetlands regulation and historic preservation.
In addition to her environmental work, Ms. Young is also active in pro bono matters. She is working with the Food Commons on corporate formation and trademark matters. She also assisted with the formation of the Century City Business Improvement District, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing properties in Century City’s central business district. Ms. Young also worked with business owners, elected officials, and City staff to form a Transportation Management Organization in Century City, which attempts to reduce vehicle trips to and from Century City through novel approaches and the incorporation of cutting-edge technologies.
Ms. Young was a Southern California Coro Fellow in Leadership and Public Affairs, where she worked with various public and private groups to address timely policy issues.