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Richard Tom of Southern California Edison / California Bar Foundation Revisited Amid Manufactured New Old Chaos

Richard Tom’s Linkedin Profile:

Current

Task Force Member at State Bar Task Force on California Law Academies
Board Member at California Bar Foundation
Board Member at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Past

Director of Supply Excellence at Southern California Edison
Commissioner at South Pasadena Planning Commission
Director and Managing Attorney, Environmental, Property, and Local Governance Section at Southern California Edison

Executive Committee Member at Environmental Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Commissioner at South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Commission
Board Member at Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter
Co-Chair at Council of California State Bar Sections
Executive Committee Member at Environmental Law Section, State Bar of California
Attorney/Senior Attorney, Environmental, Property, & Local Governance Section at Southern California Edison
Deputy Attorney General at California Department of Justice
Associate at Kaye Scholer LLP

Education

University of Michigan Law School
Stanford University

Recommendations

1 person has recommended Richard
Connections

500+ connections

Richard Tom’s Summary

Accomplished attorney and diversity leader, with significant management experience, seeking a new professional opportunity in a dynamic organization.
• Twenty-five years in transactional and compliance practice in government, law firm, corporate, and non-profit settings, focused in the environmental, energy, municipal, and political law areas.
• Transactional experience in a wide variety of real estate and commercial procurement transactions.
• Led and participated in internal compliance/employee investigations, regulatory proceedings,and implementation of compliance programs.
• Admitted in California and District of Columbia (inactive).
• University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)/Stanford University (B.S., Applied Earth Sciences, Program in Land Resources Planning
• Recognized community leader.
• Based in Southern California. Will consider relocation.
Richard Tom’s Experience
Task Force Member
State Bar Task Force on California Law Academies

2010 – Present (3 years)

Chair, Los Angeles County Law Academy Task Force
Board Member
California Bar Foundation

2009 – Present (4 years)

Scholarship Committee; Nominations Committee.
Board Member
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Legal Services industry

2008 – Present (5 years)

Treasurer, 2012. Vice-President, 2013.
Director of Supply Excellence
Southern California Edison

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EIX; Utilities industry

August 2011 – September 2012 (1 year 2 months)

As Director of Supply Excellence, overseeing an organization of more than fifty employees, responsible for the performance of SCE’s supplier diversity program (ensuring the diversity of suppliers providing goods, services, and energy to the utility), as well as for the performance of the organization in providing administrative, financial, contract, and compliance support for the entire Supply Management organization.
Commissioner
South Pasadena Planning Commission

2004 – 2012 (8 years)

Chair, 2006-2008.
Director and Managing Attorney, Environmental, Property, and Local Governance Section
Southern California Edison

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EIX; Utilities industry

1998 – July 2011 (13 years)

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, manage and lead a section of eight attorneys responsible for providing legal support on environmental, property, and local governance issues involving SCE.
• Manage annual outside counsel budget of over $1 million
• Provide counsel on legal issues arising out of SCE’s real estate operations, including in areas of property, land use, and development law
• Provide regulatory compliance advice and regulatory/litigation management services in areas including CERCLA, RCRA, CEQA, TSCA, ESA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, California Coastal Act, Proposition 65, and OSHA.
• Lead in-house attorney managing CPUC and federal permit application process for the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project and Eldorado Ivanpah Transmission Project.
• Provide counsel on utility franchise fee, business license tax, and utility user tax issues
• Provide counsel on compliance with federal, state, and local election and campaign finance laws
• Certified Senn-Delaney facilitator.
• Served as a member of various Law Department committees, including: Diversity, Operations and Administration Committee, and Pro Bono Task Force
Executive Committee Member
Environmental Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association

2003 – 2006 (3 years)
Commissioner
South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Commission

2001 – 2004 (3 years)

Vice-Chair, 2003-2004.
Board Member
Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter

1998 – 2004 (6 years)

Chair, Law School Outreach Committee, 2000 – 2002.
Chair, Technology Committee, 2000.
Co-Chair
Council of California State Bar Sections

1998 – 1999 (1 year)
Executive Committee Member
Environmental Law Section, State Bar of California

1994 – 1998 (4 years)

Chair, 1997-1998; Vice-Chair, 1996-1997; Treasurer, 1995-1996; Co-Chair, Yosemite Environmental Law Institute, 1996.
Attorney/Senior Attorney, Environmental, Property, & Local Governance Section
Southern California Edison

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EIX; Utilities industry

1994 – 1998 (4 years)

Reporting to the Senior Attorney, provide legal support and guidance on various environmental and property matters.
Deputy Attorney General
California Department of Justice

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Law Enforcement industry

1989 – 1994 (5 years)

Criminal and civil enforcement practice under CERCLA, RCRA, CEQA and Proposition 65. Client agencies represented included the Department of Toxic Substances Control, Regional Water Resources Control Boards, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and Department of Fish and Game.
Associate
Kaye Scholer LLP

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

1987 – 1989 (2 years) Los Angeles

Litigation practice in areas including CEQA, intellectual property, insurance coverage, and antitrust law.

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Tom’s membership record with State Bar of California

Source: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/127292

Richard S. Tom – #127292
Current Status:  Active

This member is active and may practice law in California.

See below for more details.
Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Bar Number:     127292
Address:     1813 Fletcher Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030     Phone Number:     (626) 673-9137
Fax Number:     Not Available
e-mail:     Not Available
County:     Los Angeles
Undergraduate School:     Stanford Univ; Stanford CA
District:        District 2
Sections:     None     Law School:     Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI
Status History
Effective Date     Status Change
Present     Active
10/26/2012     Active
1/20/2012     Inactive
12/11/1986     Admitted to The State Bar of California

 

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