SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Megan
J. Houdeshel has joined the Firm’s Regulatory Affairs Group in Salt Lake
City as a Partner.
Ms. Houdeshel advises clients on environmental and regulatory compliance
matters. With a practice focused on the Clean Air Act, she assists
clients through complex air permitting, and when necessary, defends
clients in enforcement proceedings before State Departments of
Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency, and in state
and federal court. She actively represents mining, petroleum, chemical,
energy, and public utility interests throughout the western United
States and Canada.
As part of her regulatory compliance practice, Ms. Houdeshel also
assists clients with environmental aspects of real property and mining
transactions including brownfields redevelopment and public lands
leasing transactions. She has experience with a number of environmental
compliance matters, including compliance with the Clean Air Act, Clean
Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Ms. Houdeshel joins Dorsey from Parr Brown Gee & Loveless in Salt Lake
City where she was a shareholder. Prior to Parr Brown, she served as a
judicial law clerk for the Honorable Justice Jill N. Parrish of the Utah
State Supreme Court.
Ms. Houdeshel earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in
Anthropology from the University of Utah and her Juris Doctor from the
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law with high honors. She
served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Land Resources and
Environmental Law and received the Wallace Stegner Center Certificate in
Natural Resources & Environmental Law. She has since returned to her
alma mater to teach an Environmental Practice class as an adjunct
Environmental Law Professor. Ms. Houdeshel also currently serves as the
Environmental Section Chair for the Utah Energy and Natural Resources
and Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar.
“We are delighted that Megan has joined Dorsey,” noted Bill Stoeri,
Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Her expertise and experience in
environmental and natural resources regulatory matters will add even
more depth to our lawyer teams serving the energy and natural resources
sectors – two focus industries for Dorsey.”
“I am very pleased to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of
regulatory, natural resources and energy lawyers,” added Ms. Houdeshel.
“The depth and breadth of the regulatory affairs practice will allow me
to provide a comprehensive array of services to my clients.”
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