USC Gould Search

Lecturers in Law

Lucas Quass

Lucas Quass

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Lucas Quass is an associate in the Environment, Land & Resources Department of Latham & Watkins. Quass’ practice area is environmental law, with a particular focus on California water law and policy, major infrastructure improvements and state court writ of mandamus and similar litigation. He provides advice to private developers, corporations, government entities and nonprofit organizations regarding water rights in groundwater and surface water systems and environmental matters related to the California Environmental Quality Act. Quass has authored several articles and many client alerts on new developments in land use, water and environmental law. 

Quass received his BA from the UC Davis in 2005 and his JD from USC Gould School of Law in 2011, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he was the executive senior editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice and a USC Law and Mental Health Scholar at the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics. Quass is also a recipient of the Edward & Eleanor Shattuck Award for Outstanding Service to USC Gould.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Washington Post
December 18, 2017
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a new provision in the tax package, which offers a 20 percent deduction for income earned from “pass-through” entities. Kleinbard called it a “complete giveaway with a discounted tax rate” to real estate partnerships and investors.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
October, 2017

“Does Colorblind Conservative Constitutionalism Have A Grassroots History?” Law and Social Inquiry

George Lefcoe
October, 2017

George Lefcoe attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.

Edward Kleinbard
October, 2017

Edward Kleinbard (with Kimberly Clausing) wrote an op-ed, “Trump’s Economists Say a Corporate Tax Cut will Raise Wages by $4,000. It Doesn’t Add Up: The UK Cut Corporate Rates and Wages Still Dropped," posted to Vox - The Big Idea on October 20, 2017.