Matt Kline is a nationally recognized lawyer with a broad litigation practice who also advises on public policy matters. Matt heads O’Melveny’s Water Industry Practice, which helps clients navigate the many transactional, regulatory, and litigation issues implicated by this ever-more-important resource. He has extensive experience successfully trying water-related cases and advising companies on a variety of water rights issues, including new sources of rights, water transfers, limits on groundwater rights, proof of concept of new water businesses, as well as on water quality issues, water treatment and disposal issues, and how to avoid claims related to water ventures. Matt serves as a lecturer, co-teaching a “Business of Water” class at Stanford University.
With 18-plus years as a litigator, Matt has extensive experience in cases involving intense public scrutiny, and his work has been featured regularly in the national press. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property, and the Los Angeles Business Journal for his work.
Matt is also actively involved in public service, including work as counsel on the National War Powers Commission and board service for KCRW, the Center for Early Education, and Warren Christopher Scholarship program.