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Pemberton, Brittany M.
Brittany M. Pemberton
P: +1.202.828.1708
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Melissa Boussefa


Brittany Pemberton represents clients in environmental regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, including handling stationary source enforcement and compliance matters under the Clean Air Act before the U.S. EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Brittany also represents companies and trade associations participating in the federal rulemaking process, including developing comments on a variety of EPA and Department of Energy proposals and filing federal court challenges to agency final rules. Her practice also includes  representing companies in administrative appeals before agencies such as the Department of Interior. Brittany also has experience obtaining federal and state authorizations for major projects and transactions.

Brittany’s pro bono work has included representations in immigration-related matters, such as representing unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings and assisting them in attaining legal status.

While in law school, Brittany worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, the Water Law Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel, and the Division of Mineral Resources of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of the Solicitor. She also interned for the Honorable Robert N. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims.

Publications and Speeches

Presenter, “Air Issues Update,” 2016 Industrial Emission Control Technology XIV Conference, Portland, Maine, August 2, 2016.

Co-author, Conference Paper “From Shale to Sail: Production, Transportation and Export of U.S. Oil & Gas,” ABA SEER Spring Conference, March 31 – April 1, 2016

Co-author, “Reports Connecting Seismic Activity to the Injection of Produced Water,” Energy Legal Blog, April 28, 2015

Co-author, “Environmental Enforcement and Crimes”, ABA Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2014


J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2013
M.M., James Madison University, 2004
B.M., summa cum laude, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2002

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 10th and District of Columbia Circuits


Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Mineral Resources
Law Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, Water Law Office
Law Clerk, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Intern, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Senior Managing Editor, The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law