Laura Cottingham's practice focuses primarily on environmental litigation, enforcement matters, and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cottingham served as a law clerk to the Honorable Max O. Cogburn, Jr. of the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Craig Iscoe of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia during the summer of 2012.

Ms. Cottingham received her law degree from Tulane University Law School where she was a Managing Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law. While attending law school, she was a Student Attorney for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic and President of the Environmental and Energy Law Society. She was the recipient of the 2014 Haber McCarthy Award, which is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of environmental law.


Trump's EO: What's Next for Energy, Enviro and Climate?
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Practitioner Insights: Judge Gorsuch on Administrative and Environmental Law (pdf)
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report


  • JD, Tulane University Law School, 2014, cum laude
  • BA, English, Colorado College, 2008
  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado
  • US District Court, Western District of North Carolina, The Honorable Max O. Cogburn, Jr.
  • Steering Committee Member, Environmental Law Institute's Emerging Leader Initiative

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