Ed Manning



Ed is a Partner at KP. He is a registered lobbyist and an attorney specializing in environmental, energy, water and resource issues with over 30 years of experience. Ed has managed broad coalitions and developed winning strategies on diverse issues including water supply, climate change, energy infrastructure, environmental enforcement and transportation infrastructure issues.




  • Lead lobbyist for business interests on landmark climate change legislation; represented homebuilders on Brownfields, construction defect and land use reform efforts, including SB 375 (Steinberg), SB 800 (Burton) Right to Repair Act and the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act of 2004
  • One of the lead negotiators of the 2009 Delta Reform Act, 2009 Water Bond and more recent Water Bonds. Advocates for water agencies on the drinking water tax, water conservation, groundwater governance and other issues
  • Represents energy clients, including municipal utilities and renewable energy developers on the Renewable Portfolio Standard, cap and trade, transmission issues and on project and development permitting issues
  • Obtained competitive grants for clients for integrated regional water supply projects, water storage, infill infrastructure, transit-oriented development and transportation projects
  • Lobbies agencies on complex energy, natural resources and environmental regulatory issues, including the California Environmental Protection Agency, Resources Agency, the State Water Resources Control Board, Air Resources Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Water Resources, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and others
  • Previously a partner at the former Los Angeles law firm of Weston, Benshoof
  • Served as General Counsel to Lieutenant Governor Leo McCarthy and served as alternate on the State Lands Commission where he was one of the architects of California’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act
  • Served in the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

Community Involvement:

  • Vice-Chair for Public Policy of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member of Sacramento Metro PAC
  • Board Member of California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member of St. John’s Program for Change
  • Former Co-Chair of the Mono Lake Committee
  • Former Member of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners
  • Member of the State Bar of California


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science, Rider University
  • Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1900
Sacramento, CA 95814
Main: 916-448-2162
Fax: 916-448-4923
E-Mail: emanning@ka-pow.com