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Please join us for the latest installment of the Environmental Law & Policy Program's Career in Environmental Law speaker series. This event is free and open to the public.
Monica Schwebs, of counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, has deep expertise in federal and state energy and environmental regulatory matters. She represents a variety of clients including developers, financial institutions, utilities and government agencies. On behalf of clients, she appears before federal and state agencies, the California Independent System Operator and the courts. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Monica spent six years working as staff counsel for the California Energy Commission. While at the Commission, she worked on federal and state energy and environmental law issues. She handled a wide variety of matters relating to power plant licensing, renewable energy, transmission, natural gas (including liquefied natural gas), petroleum refining and oil pipelines, hydroelectric licensing, appliance energy efficiency standards, and climate change. She represented the Commission in judicial proceedings in both federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings, including proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Appeals Board. Before entering state service, Monica served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, in Washington, D.C. She served as lead counsel in federal court cases for many federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The cases she handled were brought under a variety of environmental laws, including air, water, coastal zone management, hazardous waste and pesticide laws. Prior to entering public service, Monica practiced both energy and environmental law at a major national firm in its Washington, D.C., office.