David Nahai


H. David Nahai has an extensive record of success in both the private and public sectors, as a lawyer, CEO, government official, environmentalist, business owner and community leader.

Nahai is a partner in the law firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith and is a co-chair of the Firm's national energy, environmental, water, and real estate prac....



  • September 21st, 2020 Moderator of panel on water called “Providing Clean, Affordable Water for Californians” at the Los Angeles Business Council Sustainability Summit
    Location: Los Angeles
  • July 8th, 2020 Speaker at the Los Angeles Business Council Webinar on water issues in California
    Location: Los Angeles
  • June 28th, 2019 Speaker at OECD Roundtable on Water Financing
  • April 5th, 2019 Speaker at the 2019 LABC Sustainability Summit
    Location: Los Angeles
  • December 6th, 2018 David Nahai is honored at the LAANE (Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) gala.
    Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • April 20th, 2018 Panel Moderator at the 12th Annual Los Angeles Business Council Sustainability Summit
    Location: Los Angeles
  • January 30th, 2018 Invited guest of, and participant in, VerdeXchange Water Charrette
    Location: Los Angeles
  • January 25th, 2018 Keynote Speaker at CA-Israel CleanTech Forum
    Location: Los Angeles
  • January 19th, 2018 Featured Speaker at 3rd USC Marshall Innovation Coast Conference
    Location: Culver City, California
  • November 8th, 2017 Speaker at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and interview of Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa
    Location: Los Angeles


Special Announcements

**David Nahai will be speaking at the Los Angeles Business Council Sustainability Summit on September 21 and 22, 2020. David will anchor the panel on water, called “Providing Clean, Affordable Water for Californians”. This segment of the Summit will air at 12:45 on September 22nd.”

**On July 8, 2020, David Nahai spoke at the Los Angeles Business Council Webinar on water issues in California. In his capacity as Chair of the Watershed Area Steering Committee, David talked about the implementation of Measure W in Los Angeles County.

**David Nahai traveled to Copenhagen on October 7, 2019, to attend the C40 Summit, as part of the Los Angeles delegation led by Mayor Garcetti.

**In July, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed David Nahai to serve on the Watershed Area Steering Committee formed for the implementation of Measure W. This Measure will provide $300 million annually to finance certain water projects in LA County.

**In June, 2019, David attended and spoke at the OECD Roundtable on Water Financing in Washington DC.

**On April 5, 2019, David Nahai, was a speaker at the annual LABC Summit at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. The conference attracted around 700 attendees. The speakers at the conference included the Mayor of LA, as well as State Senators, Assemblymembers, and heads of public agencies.

**On December 6, 2018, David was honored at the LAANE gala in Beverly Hills. LAANE (Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) is a leading voice for progressive policies in Southern California. LAANE celebrated its 25th anniversary.

**In September 2018, David Nahai traveled to Vietnam and Hong Kong as part of a trade delegation led by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

**David Nahai spoke at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and interviewed Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa on November 8, 2017.

**David Nahai participated in the OECD – WWC  Netherlands Roundtable on Financing Water at Israel’s International Water Technology and Environmental Control Event on September 13, 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

** David Nahai’s book, Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions in California – a Beginner’s Guide, was recently published by Thomson Reuters.  The book can be ordered here on Amazon and here on the Thomson Reuters website.

**David Nahai travelled to Auckland, New Zealand in May 2016 as part of the LABC Mayoral Business Delegation and attended the Tripartite Economic Summit.

**David Nahai was a co-chair of the California-Israel Water Summit held on March 2, 2016 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills.

** On November 16, 2015, David Nahai participated as a panelist in a conversation with Vice President Biden, Mayor Garcetti, and other City leaders at the La Kretz Innovation Center. The purpose of the panel was to discuss the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and the environmental economy of the 21st Century.

**David Nahai travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel in October 2015 to speak at the Water Technology & Environment Control Exhibition and Conference (WATEC). David helped to organize a California delegation to go to Israel for WATEC.

**At the Low Carbon Earth Summit in Xi’an, China in September 2015, David Nahai delivered a speech regarding the energy-water nexus in California.

**David Nahai travelled to Shanghai and Beijing in November 2014 as part of a formal delegation of the City of Los Angeles (led by Mayor Garcetti).

**On September 17, 2014, David Nahai was honored by Climate Resolve at the 2nd Annual L.A.’s Great Future Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception.


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