Legends of Environmental Law: A Conversation with Lois Schiffer
October 15, 2013
The DC Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (EENR) Section's Legends of Environmental Law Speaker Series provides an opportunity for conversations with renowned practitioners, academics and other legal professionals who have had a significant impact on environmental law.
Lois J. Schiffer, General Counsel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 2009, shared insights and lessons learned during her career with the federal government, in private practice and with non-profit organizations. From 1993-2001, Ms. Schiffer served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice with responsibility for cases related to pollution, natural resources, wildlife, tribal law, and federal lands. More recently, she served as General Counsel to the National Capital Planning Commission. She has argued cases before a number of courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court and has, for over 25 years, been an adjunct professor of environmental law at Georgetown University Law Center.