Lorene L. Boudreau

Of Counsel

Tel 215.864.8245
Fax 215.864.8999

Lorene L. Boudreau assists clients in a variety of environmental litigation matters and provides counsel on regulatory and transactional matters. Renie has been active in regulatory matters in the energy sector, including national rulemakings under the Clean Air Act and litigation. She also counsels clients on oil and gas leasing and conveyancing matters. She has experience representing clients in enforcement matters before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.

Renie also has experience handling environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions through the representation of lenders and developers, including counseling on issues relating to risks arising from potential environmental liabilities such as underground storage tanks and asbestos.

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.

Judicial Clerkships/Internships

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

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

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association


Co-author, "Pennsylvania 'Advanced Recycling' Bill Seeks to Keep Single-Use Plastics Out of Landfills," Ballard Spahr alert, November 17, 2020

Co-author, "Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Will Entertain Waivers for Non-Compliance," Ballard Spahr alert, April 1, 2020

Co-author, "EPA Will Exercise Enforcement Discretion in Certain Circumstances," Ballard Spahr alert, March 27, 2020

Co-author, "Feds Propose Overhaul of Environmental Reviews for Controversial Projects," Ballard Spahr alert, January 13, 2020

Co-author, "EPA Doubles Down on Methane Regulation for Oil and Gas Industry," Ballard Spahr alert, May 13, 2016

Co-author, "U.S. Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan," Ballard Spahr alert, February 10, 2016

Co-author, "Pennsylvania Methane Control Strategy May Go Beyond Federal Requirements," Ballard Spahr alert, January 20, 2016

Co-author, "Clean Power Plan Published; Appeals Period Begins," Ballard Spahr alert, October 23, 2015

Co-author, "EPA Proposal Limits Methane, Other Emissions in Oil, Natural Gas Sector," Ballard Spahr alert, August 18, 2015

Co-author, "President Obama, EPA Announce Final Clean Power Plan to Regulate Power Plant Emissions Connected to Climate Change," Ballard Spahr alert, August 3, 2015

Co-author, "OSHA Announces Directive on HazCom," Ballard Spahr alert, July 21, 2015

Co-author, "Supreme Court: EPA Must Consider Costs in Power Plant Rule," Ballard Spahr alert, June 29, 2015

Co-author, "EPA Publishes Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for New Power Plants," Ballard Spahr alert, January 9, 2014

Co-author, "EPA Rules for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants," Ballard Spahr white paper, January 2, 2013

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

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

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