Samuel Pickerill focuses on environmental regulatory, compliance, litigation, and legislative matters. He frequently represents clients in energy transition industries, including carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS), conventional and advanced biofuels, sustainable aviation fuel, and clean hydrogen. Mr. Pickerill’s experience spans the Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, National Environmental Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, and various other federal and state environmental statutes. He also advises clients on permitting, federal funding applications, and clean energy tax credits including under the Inflation Reduction Act. In addition, Mr. Pickerill maintains an active pro-bono practice, representing Afghan and Ukrainian refugees seeking humanitarian parole and temporary protected status.

Mr. Pickerill graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he received a Certificate in International Trade Law for his clinic-based work on border carbon adjustments with the Harrison Institute.


Texas Issues New Rules to Facilitate Greater State Control Over Carbon Capture Project Permitting
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Capturing Carbon In California: Opportunities And Challenges (pdf)
Proposed CEQ Guidance Seeks to Streamline Rollout of CCUS Technologies
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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—Half a billion Dollars in “Smart City” Investments
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COP26: Key Outcomes from the UN Climate Change Conference
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  • JD, cum laude; Certificate in WTO and International Trade Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 2021
  • BA, Environmental Science & Policy; Certificate in Energy & the Environment, Duke University, 2018
  • District of Columbia

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