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About Lisa

Lisa Jaeger focuses on environmental and natural resources law and policy. She advises industrial sector clients on clean air, climate change and energy efficiency issues, representing them before regulatory agencies, in judicial rulemaking challenges and before Congress. She works with clients in a variety of industrial sectors to resolve regulatory and legislative problems relating to water, waste disposal and other environmental areas.

Lisa served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as acting general counsel and deputy general counsel, where she oversaw all legal matters before the agency. She advised the EPA administrator on the full range of environmental issues, including water, air, waste and pesticide and toxics issues.

She has also served as legislative assistant to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), advising the senator on environment and natural resources, appropriations, regulatory reform and judicial issues. Lisa also served in the first Bush administration in the White House as associate director of the office of cabinet affairs. Lisa teaches constitutional law at Johns Hopkins University. She has also taught environmental law, legal research and writing, interviewing, counseling and negotiation at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law.

One client praises her 'ability to grasp the technical complexity and the practical applications of energy and environmental-related issues.'
Chambers USA, 2017

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Specialty trade association — climate change litigation, through amicus briefs opposing liability for climate change imposed through judicial challenges

Industrial energy users — revisions to Clean Air Act regulations of the U.S. EPA

Coal waste-fired independent power producer — challenge to recent Clean Air Act regulations and an attempt to achieve necessary changes to the rule to preserve investments in energy recovery technology

Textile industry members — pending rulemaking regarding waste disposal with potential Clean Water Act implications

Industrial energy users — challenge to Clean Air Act regulations that penalized energy efficiency measures by improperly categorizing the industrial facilities

Publications and Speeches

"EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards Risk And Technology Reviews: Tight Deadlines and (Some) DC Circuit Guidance," Environmental Quarterly, Summer 2017 edition.

“EPA Improves Transparency by Posting Petitions and Notices of Intent Online,” Energy Central, September 23, 2013.

Credentials

Education

Widener University Law School,
J.D.
1990
cum laude
Catholic University of America,
Bachelor of Arts
1984
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Faculty

News

News

The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eighty-Eight Bracewell Attorneys

August 23, 2012
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

What does the Boiler MACT ruling mean for the industry?

February 24, 2011
Power Engineering Online

INDUSTRY WILL SAVE AS EPA NARROWS BOILER REGS

February 24, 2011
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EPA industrial boiler MACT rules to be released

February 22, 2011
Platts Energy Week TV - Online

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers USA
District of Columbia Environment, 2008 - 2017
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Litigation - Environmental, 2009 - 2018
Widener University Delaware Law School
Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
Note and Comment Editor