Susan G. Lafferty: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Susan G. Lafferty

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Government Enforcement & Investigations
  • Environmental
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Renewable & Transportation Fuels
  • Policy & Government Affairs
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Crisis Management
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0168
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Virginia, B.A.
Law SchoolGeorge Mason University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted2000, Virginia; 2001, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, Energy Bar Association
Member, Women's Council on Energy and the Environment
Member, Renewable Energy Section, American Bar Association
Member, Climate Change, Science and Technology Section, American Bar Association

BornRichmond, Virginia, July 3, 1969

Susan Lafferty advises clients on the growing array of energy and environmental issues-including regulatory and other policy-related developments-impacting the petroleum, bio-fuels and energy trading industries. A member of Sutherland's Energy Practice Group, Susan focuses on the regulatory and commercial issues related to EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, including helping clients navigate enforcement matters related to the trading or use of invalid RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers). In addition, Susan works with clients to develop risk management and mitigation tools to address potential spills or releases that may occur when transporting and storing products like crude oil, distillates, liquefied natural gas and coal.

Susan is also a member of Sutherland's Crisis Management team, helping clients navigate crises and develop legal response strategies tailored to each specific situation.

To learn more about how Sutherland defends companies facing challenges on multiple fronts, including civil litigation and parallel criminal investigations, multidistrict litigation proceedings, putative class actions, Congressional investigations and hearings, regulatory investigations, internal investigations, shareholder direct and derivative claims, and corporate disclosure issues, visit .

Selected Experience
Sutherland counsels energy clients on transportation and renewable fuel compliance.
Sutherland advises multiple energy clients on matters involving California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS).
Sutherland aids multiple clients on EPA enforcement proceedings.

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More Regulatory Stability and Incentives for Biogas and Biomass Projects
Joshua L. Belcher,Susan G. Lafferty,Ram C. Sunkara, February 6, 2015
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a host of new incentives to encourage the use of fuels derived from biomass—including biogas that replaces traditional natural gas in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). EPA is planning...

EPA Sends Rule Amending Renewable Fuel Biogas Provisions to the White House for Final Review
Susan G. Lafferty,David M. McCullough,Ram C. Sunkara,Shelley Wong, May 27, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent amendments to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that would further incorporate the use of biogas into the RFS. OMB review is the last step before finalizing an agency rule—it is...
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Susan G. Lafferty

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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