Lisa Jaeger focuses on environmental and natural resources law and policy. She works with clients in a variety of industrial sectors to resolve regulatory and legislative problems relating to air, climate change, water and waste disposal. She represents them before regulatory agencies, in judicial rulemaking challenges and before Congress.
Lisa served at the US 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 then-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 is on the adjunct faculty at the Georgetown University Medical Center Graduate School, where her courses focus on the intersection of science and the law in federal regulation and environmental policy. She has served on the adjunct faculty in the Washington DC graduate program at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. She has also taught environmental law, legal research and writing, and interviewing, counseling and negotiation at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law.
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.