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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


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.



Widener University Law School,
cum laude
Catholic University of America,
Bachelor of Arts
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Faculty



The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

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


February 24, 2011
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EPA industrial boiler MACT rules to be released

February 22, 2011
Platts Energy Week TV - Online



Federal Court Sets Timeline for EPA to Reconsider Regulation of Oil and Gas Waste Under RCRA

January 17, 2017

In yet another example of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) “sue and settle” approach to regulation, in late December 2016, EPA entered into a Consent Decree with an environmental group and agreed to reconsider the Agency’s current treatment of oil and gas wastes under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). See Consent Decree, Civil Action No. 16-842. With the D.C. District Court’s approval of this Consent Decree, EPA is now bound to a court-imposed timeline for determining (1) how oil and gas wastes should be regulated under RCRA Subtitle D; and (2) whether...



Chambers USA
District of Columbia Environment, 2008 - 2019
The Legal 500 United States
Environment: Litigation, 2019
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Environmental Law, 2009 - 2020; Litigation - Environmental, 2011 - 2020
Widener University Delaware Law School
Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
Note and Comment Editor