Lorene L. Boudreau

Of Counsel She / Her / Hers

Lorene L. Boudreau assists clients in a variety of environmental litigation matters and provides counsel on regulatory and transactional matters. She is a co-leader of the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Working Group. Renie has been active in regulatory matters in the energy sector, including national rulemakings under the Clean Air Act and litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She also counsels clients on oil and gas leasing and conveyancing matters, and has litigated oil and gas title disputes.

Renie also has experience handling environmental aspects of real estate and business acquisitions and divestitures through the representation of lenders, investors, and developers, including counseling on issues relating to risks arising from potential environmental liabilities.


Representative Matters

  • Represented energy companies and air pollution control company in litigation over national rules promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act, including:
  • Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., 576 U.S. 743 (Sup. Ct. 2015)
  • Environmental Protection Agency, et al. v. EME Homer City Generation L.P., et al., No. 12–1182 (Sup. Ct., decided April 29, 2014)
  • White Stallion Energy Center, LLC, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 12-1100 (D.C. Cir., decided April 15, 2014)

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Renie's pro bono work includes representing clients in their applications for asylum to the United States and defense of withholding from removal proceedings and other immigration-related matters.

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial clerk, Hon. Virginia Long, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2009-2010

Judicial Internships

Hon. Virginia Long, Supreme Court of New Jersey, summer 2007

Professional Activities

Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP)

Speaking Engagements

"Greenhouse Gas Emissions Update—The Impact on All Industries," 2015 Core Energy and Environmental Conference Series, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, October 29, 2015

"Bringing Our Carbon Footprint Down to Size: What EPA's Final Clean Power Plan Means to Pennsylvania", Pennsylvania Bar Institute webinar, October 8, 2015

"Oil and Gas Exploration for Mortgage Bankers," Ballard Spahr webinar, April 22, 2014

"The Returns Are In – Post-Election Directions for Clean Air Regulation,"  Ballard Spahr webinar, December 4, 2012


Contributor, chapter titled "Developing Sustainability Programs that Encourage Business Growth and Environmental Compliance," The Legal Impact of Climate Change: Leading Lawyers on Responding to Climate Change Developments and Complying with New Regulations, 2013 edition, published by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore

Contributor, Toxic Tort Litigation, published by the American Bar Association, 2013

Contributor, Year in Review, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, 2012 and 2013 editions

Contributor, "Oil and Gas Leases," Part IV of Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Law and Practice, published by George T. Bisel Company, Inc., 2012

Contributor, Acting as if Tomorrow Matters, Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability, published by Environmental Law Institute, 2012



George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2009, with honors)
Vice President, Environmental Law Association; Planning Board Chair, National Association of Environmental Law Societies annual conference, 2007; Student-Attorney in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2007-2008

Trinity College (B.A. 2004, with honors)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court