I focus my practice on renewable energy law and represent developers, equity investors, and syndicators in connection with the acquisition, development, and financing of renewable energy projects. I conduct the necessary research and due diligence to ensure these transactions run efficiently. I am also active in the industry and provide research and draft white papers for renewables industry initiatives including offshore wind and hydrogen.
As part of my practice, I also counsel on matters arising under major environmental statutes and climate change policy. I advise on international investigations on potential instances of non-compliance with state and federal environmental laws, as well as a broad range of issues, including air emissions and wastewater discharge.
Before joining Nixon Peabody, I practiced at another law firm where I worked on a variety of issues relating to clean water and air, renewable energy, hydrogen, and nuclear. Prior to transitioning to private practice, I served as counsel to the House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and was an attorney-advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In my role with the committee I engaged in deep policy and legal analyses of major environmental laws. I drafted legislation, led hearings, and advised members of Congress on practical implications of current events as the landscape of environmental and energy law evolved. Additionally, while serving as an attorney-advisor at the EPA in the Office of the Administrator, I gained a unique understanding of the Freedom of Information Act and its application to information investigations and requests.
The future of the energy sector is being greatly influenced by the transition away from fossil fuels, which is occurring at a rapid pace both domestically and abroad. As the implications of the changing climate become impossible to ignore, many companies will experience a drastic shift in the way they do business. To succeed in this changing environment, companies will need to learn how to focus their practices toward low-carbon alternatives and technologies. This is an exciting time for innovators, investors, and others that have the foresight to recognize the imminent opportunities.
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