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Emily Sanford Fisher

Emily Sanford Fisher is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, for the Edison Electric Institute in Washington, D.C.  EEI is the trade association that represents all domestic investor-owned electric utilities.  Her primary responsibilities include energy and environmental regulation, with a focus on climate change, air quality, electric vehicles, distributed and renewable resources and energy efficiency.  She directs EEI’s response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rulemakings to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector. 

Emily worked at the law firms Dewey Ballantine LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C. representing investor owned utilities and independent power producers in a range of regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Prior to joining EEI in 2008, Emily was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  She served at the U.S. Embassies in Bangkok, Thailand and Bogotá, Colombia.

Emily received a B.A. in international affairs with a concentration in economics from George Washington University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Administrative Editor of The Georgetown Environmental Law Review.  She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  She is 2014-2017 Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems and legal counsel to the Women’s Energy Resource Council.