Emily Lane

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Emily Lane 
Emily is currently serving as a temporary law clerk to Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins, Hon. John E. Hoffman, Jr., and Hon. C. Kathryn Preston.

Emily was formerly a litigation associate in the Columbus, Ohio office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP where she practiced environmental and utility litigation, as well as administrative law in the areas of environmental compliance, power sitting, and wireless and telecommunications. She has appeared before state and federal administrative bodies, including the Federal Communication Commission, Ohio EPA, Ohio Public Utilities Commission, and Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission. Prior to joining Porter Wright, Emily served as clerk to the Deputy Regional Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Region 5.

Emily has been published by multiple associations on issues related to administrative law and developments under the Clean Water Act, including the Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association (“ABA”), Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and Environmental Law Institute. This includes publication in the Environmental Law Reporter of an academic article analyzing administrative law developments surrounding the Obama Administration’s Waters of the United States (“WOTUS”) rule, as well as publication in All for Ohio on the Trump Administration’s plans to repeal and replace the WOTUS rule. Emily previously served as moderator for an ABA panel discussion analyzing the practical application and consequences of the Trump Administration’s then-proposed WOTUS replacement rule.

Emily is an active member of the ABA, currently serving as the Chair of the Special Committee on Public Service for the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, and is also a member of the Ohio Bar Association. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and undergraduate degree from Indiana University in English and Communications and Culture.


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