Helps clients address challenges in Washington, DC. Advises chiefly energy and infrastructure companies pursuing development projects, federal authorizations or changes in agency policy, as well as responding to federal enforcement and incident investigations. Mainly represents clients involved in offshore exploration and development, natural gas and liquids pipelines, LNG, power transmission and specialty chemicals. Frequently involved in efforts to improve federal policies governing infrastructure projects and related permitting and agency reviews.
An area of special focus is environmental corporate disclosure, including shareholder demands and governmental inquiries (including under the Martin Act) about climate change and hydraulic fracturing. Advises publicly traded energy companies on mandatory reporting, activist shareholder demands, sustainability reporting and related litigation and policy issues.
Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment Past Chair, Advisory Council; Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs; AmericaSpeaks Former Member, Board of Directors; Decatur House of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Former Member, Board of Directors
District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association
LLM, University of Heidelberg, 1993; JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991; BA, Yale University, 1988, cum laude