Margaret Girard focuses primarily on environmental litigation, enforcement matters, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Girard has experience practicing under a range of environmental statutes, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and various state environmental laws. Ms. Girard also advises clients on environmental matters that affect their interests in the purchase, sale, lease, and other disposition of real property, and counsels clients regarding compliance and enforcement issues under the Lacey Act and CITES.

Ms. Girard graduated from Columbia Law School in 2017, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Submissions Editor for the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review. Ms. Girard graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 2012.


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  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2017, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • BA, Psychology, Georgetown University, 2012, cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

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