Brenda Gotanda is a partner with the law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP where she advises a broad range of clients on state and federal water permitting and regulatory compliance matters. Brenda has over 25 years of experience representing and counseling clients in environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, permitting, transactions, project development, and enforcement matters. Her practice addresses complex issues involving the regulation of water, waste, air, and chemical substances and she has handled significant matters involving wastewater discharge permitting, total maximum daily load development, water quality standard setting, stormwater, and water allocation; site remediation and brownfield redevelopment; business and real estate transactions; sustainability, green building, renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction; occupational safety and health; and spill prevention and emergency response. She has represented clients in a diverse array of sectors including industrial and chemical manufacturing, electric generation and distribution, petroleum refining, rail transportation, real estate development, construction, commercial retail, academia, wastewater treatment, and waste management. She also represents a coalition of industrial and municipal wastewater dischargers within the Delaware Estuary. Brenda leads the firm’s sustainability practice group and is the partner responsible for its Honolulu office. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Hawaii and maintains an active practice in these states. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Environmental, Energy and Resources Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association and is a former Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee.