Lesley Foxhall Pietras practices in the areas of environmental and natural resources law. A former staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Ms. Pietras has experience handling federal civil, criminal, and administrative cases. She also has prior experience in environmental law, including civil litigation, compliance counseling, and regulatory advocacy. In particular, her experience includes matters related to the Clean Air Act (CAA) and New Source Review (NSR) liabilities, the Clean Water Act (CWA), and Superfund.
Ms. Pietras is a 1999 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate and served as Associate Editor and Symposium Coordinator of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. She was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a University of Pennsylvania Law School Moot Court semi-finalist. Ms. Pietras received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with distinction, and in English, magna cum laude, from Duke University in 1996.
• E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy: Nationwide Permits, Law360, October 9, 2014
Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy, Liskow & Lewis Energy Blog, September 16, 2014
•Amendments from 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, co-authored with Stephen W. Wiegand, Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 62, No. 2, August/September 2014
•Circuit Strikes Down EPA's Attempt to Restrict Applicability of Judicial Decision, with Stephen W. Wiegand, Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 62, No. 2, August/September 2014
•EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Propose Significant Revisions to Definition of 'Waters of the United States', Liskow & Lewis Energy Blog, April 1, 2014
• Update on EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter, December 2011
•GAO Issues Report on Adequacy of Environmental Disclosure in SEC Filings at a Symposium Sponsored by Senators Corzine, Lieberman and McCain, with Thomas M. McMahon and Jeffrey A. Smith, ABA Special Committee on Environmental Disclosure Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Nov. 2004).
•Cartoon Science: The Struggle Between Politics and Science at the Environmental Protection Agency, with Angus Macbeth and James F. Warchall, National Legal Center for the Public Interest, May 2002