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James Falino



James is a Senior Associate supporting both the Environmental Policy & Advocacy and Philanthropic Services practice areas at CEA. James’ work spans topics including transportation electrification, clean energy, offshore wind, ocean- and land-based conservation, and California state policy. James assists nonprofits, foundations, and industry and association clients—including The Nature Conservancy, Offshore Wind California, Pisces Foundation, and the Association of American Railroads—with strategy development, engagement in state and federal regulatory processes, and research and report writing to further environmental objectives.

Prior to joining CEA, James worked in New York as a legal assistant in the Project Development and Finance practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP, supporting the financing and restructuring of projects in energy and infrastructure. He also interned at the District Office of U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D–NY 18th District).

James graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and science, technology, and society. James served on the San Francisco Park, Recreation, and Open Space Advisory Committee and led groups of volunteers to plant street trees in San Francisco with Friends of the Urban Forest.