Alf W. Brandt serves the
California State Assembly as an expert on environmental law and policy, as well
as Executive Director of the National Judicial College’s Dividing the Waters Program.
He now serves as Senior Counsel to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Drawing on his
extensive experience in California water policy, Brandt has developed, analyzed
and advocated for California water legislation, including playing critical
roles in the development of the 2014 Water Bond, the 2009 Delta/Water
Legislation, and the 2007 flood protection package. In his off-hours, he leads a program to train
state and federal judges on water law adjudication.
Brandt has a long history in
water policy debates. In 2007, he
chaired the American Bar Association's 25th Annual Water Law
Conference, and now serves on the Council for the ABA environmental section. Prior to joining the Assembly staff, Brandt
served as a water lawyer for the Department of the Interior, Federal Agency
Coordinator at the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, and as the leader of the City of
Los Angeles delegation to the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water
District of Southern California.
Brandt earned his J.D. in 1988
from University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), and his
B.A. magna cum laude in 1983 from