Madeline Stone joined Monchamp Meldrum LLP as Counsel in 2023. Madeline’s practice focuses on environmental and land use matters, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, and the California Environmental Quality Act and entitlement process. Madeline has worked on complex land use entitlement projects and offers perspective from multiple sides of the table.
Previously, Madeline worked at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) as Assistant Counsel. At the District, Madeline counseled regional air district staff on a variety of legal matters, including permit issuance, compliance obligations, and rule development – including District compliance with CEQA. Madeline regularly interacted with members of both the regulated and regulating community, and successfully fostered communication between them. Madeline also led administrative proceedings to abate violations of District regulations.
Prior to working at the District, Madeline worked in-house as Senior Environmental Counsel for the environmental remediation subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. At Oxy, Madeline negotiated environmental remediation obligations with State and Federal environmental agencies, and counseled clients on regulatory compliance obligations. Madeline worked extensively with outside counsel, and knows first-hand the important role that high-quality, high-integrity outside counsel fills, and the value of clients and attorneys working collaboratively.
Madeline was also an associate with Holland & Knight and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where she worked on complex regulatory compliance and land use entitlement projects. Prior to these positions, Madeline was a fellow at Shute Mihaly & Weinberger.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Environmental Law
- Brown University, B.A., Environmental Studies