- International Practice
- Broker-Dealer and Market Regulation
- Labor and Employment
- Climate Change
- Corporate and Securities
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Lisa M. Jaeger
Lisa Jaeger focuses her practice 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.
Ms. Jaeger 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.
Prior to joining the EPA, Ms. Jaeger was an associate attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, focusing on environmental matters, including air, water and waste 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. Ms. Jaeger also served in the first Bush administration in the White House as associate director of the office of cabinet affairs. Ms. Jaeger 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. While in law school, she served on the editorial board of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.
Represent specialty trade association in climate change litigation, through amicus briefs opposing liability for climate change imposed through judicial challenges.
Represent industrial energy users on revisions to Clean Air Act regulations of the U.S. EPA.
Represent a coal waste-fired independent power producer in a challenge to recent Clean Air Act regulations and an attempt to achieve necessary changes to the rule to preserve investments in energy recovery technology.
Represent textile industry members on a pending rulemaking regarding waste disposal with potential Clean Water Act implications.
Successfully represented industrial energy users in a challenge to Clean Air Act regulations that penalized energy efficiency measures by improperly categorizing the industrial facilities.
Publications and Speeches
"Fifth Circuit Decision Threatens a Tsunami of Climate Change Tort Cases While the Defense Bar Awaits a Circuit Split," Environmental Law Update, October 22, 2009.
"Environmental Federalism and U.S. Climate Change Policy," French Center on the United States, April 2004.
J.D., cum laude, Widener University Law School, 1990
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Catholic University of America, 1984
District of Columbia
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and District of Columbia Circuits
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Faculty, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
Advisory Board, E.E. Just Environmental Leadership Institute
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Environment, 2008-2012
Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Environmental, 2009 - 2010 and 2012 - 2013
Note and Comment Editor, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law