Meghan Claire Hammond has 13 years of experience in the global energy industry, having served energy industry clients in the international offshore and shipping sectors prior to law school.

Meghan’s practice focuses on representation of energy industry clients on a variety of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Her experience includes advising clients on legal matters and proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Meghan also provides guidance on environmental and nuclear power treaties, and she conducts in-depth administrative law analyses of the Congressional Review Act for clients and media. Meghan also presents Continuing Legal Education seminars to clients on issues such as social media in the workplace.

Representative Experience

  • Regularly advises companies on 10 CFR Part 810 compliance.
  • Represented a corporation in its License Transfer Application proceedings before an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.
  • Advised a diverse energy technology company’s effort to establish a privately-owned interim spent fuel storage facility.

Professional Highlights

  • Serves on the firm’s Recruitment Committee for the Washington, D.C. office.
  • Clerked for the Hon. G. Michael Harvey, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Served as Editor-in-Chief, Northwestern University Law Review.

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  • Named one of the Best and Brightest Law Students of 2016 by Tipping the Scales.
  • While at Northwestern University School of Law, Meghan was a member of the school’s Supreme Court Clinic and the principal drafter of two certiorari petitions to the United States Supreme Court. Meghan’s Note on the legal regimes surrounding the detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists, “Without Unnecessary Delay: Using Army Regulation 190–8 to Curtail Extended Detention at Sea” was published in the Northwestern University Law Review in Fall 2016.
  • Speaking Engagements
    • "The Supreme Court and the 2020 Election," Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Alumni Club of DC's Election 2020: Virtual Speaker Series, September 22, 2020. Webinar.
    • “Social Media and Its Impact on Investigations,” National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals’ ECP Foundations: Managing Employee Concerns Begins with Management Conference, September 24, 2019. San Antonio, Texas.
    • "Development of Advanced Technologies at Nuclear Facilities: Ethical and Legal Considerations," World Institute of Nuclear Security Workshop, April 4, 2019.
  • Associations
    • American Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2016
    cum laude

    B.S., University of Tennessee, 2006
    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

    Virginia

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

    Supreme Court of Virginia