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Jennifer is a bright, energetic thought-leader on environmental and emerging energy issues, greenhouse gas legislation, and related environmental issues, with a particular experience in Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic, California, and the European Union.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1992, J.D., summa cum laude, Managing Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1986, B.S.E., Systems Science and Engineering; Minor: Wharton School, Decision Sciences

  • Pennsylvanie

  • Delegate to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France, December 2015 (the "Paris Climate Talks")
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Denis Theatre Foundation (a small nonprofit dedicated to renovating and revitalizing a community arts center) – Member of Advisory Board
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member of the Environmental, Mineral, and Natural Resources Section
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Adjunct Professor of Law, Teaching "Climate Change and the Law" (a course that is designed to help a new generation of lawyers understand the science, law, and business of climate change)
  • Delegate to the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) under the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 2009

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Chambers & Partners, Environment – Pennsylvania, Recognised Practitioner 2017-2019

In the Press

Notable Quotes

  • 16 February 2016 "Clean Power Plan could sway on US Supreme Court appointment" ICIS
  • 11 February 2016 "Some States Halt Clean Power Plan Work In Wake of Stay but Others Forge On" Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report
  • 1 February 2016 "Pa. Methane Rules May Be Tougher Than Federal Standards" Law360
  • 14 December 2015 “Attorneys React To The Paris Climate Change Deal” Law360
  • 25 November 2015 "Global Climate Deal Would Boost CPP's Survival Chances” Law360
  • 6 November 2015 “RGGI Will Hear Input From Stakeholders On EPA’s Clean Power Plan” Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Environment Report
  • 24 March 2015 “RGGI Develops Principles for Potential of Other States to Join Regional Initiative” Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Environmental Report
  • 3 June 2014 “China Emissions Cap To Push US Toward Strict Climate Regs” Law360
  • 20 November 2013 “New Obama Climate Czar Brings Fresh Energy Perspective” Law360
  • 12 November 2013 "Typhoon Devastation Shakes Up Global Climate Talks" Law360
  • 16 October 2013 "Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenges to Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Bloomberg BNA
  • 22 February 2011 "GHG Rules' Low Cost Won't Curtail Legal Storm" Law360