Alf W. Brandt serves as the California State Assembly's expert on water resource law and policy. In his position as the Principal Consultant for the Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife, he drafts, analyzes, and comments on all legislation relating to water resources, drawing on his long history of experience in California water controversies. His work included the current the critical water issues facing the State Legislature including the ecosystem and management crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and flood management and protection.
Prior to joining the Assembly staff, Mr. Brandt served at the Department of the Interior and on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. At Interior, he served as counsel and Federal Agency Coordinator for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and tried the just compensation phase of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage Dist. v. United States. He also worked on Nevada water law issues in the Newlands Project, and for the Bureau of Land Management.
He earned his J.D. in 1988 from University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), his B.A. Magna cumlaude in 1983 from UCLA, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to the bars of California, the District of Columbia (inactive), and the Court of Federal Claims.