Emily Sanford Fisher

Deputy General Counsel, Energy & Climate

Edison Electric Institute

Emily Sanford Fisher is the Deputy General Counsel, Energy & Climate, for the Edison Electric Institute in Washington, D.C.  EEI is the trade association that represents all domestic investor-owned electric utilities.  Her primary areas of responsibility include energy and environmental regulation, with a focus on climate change, air quality, electric vehicles and energy efficiency.  She directs EEI’s response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rulemakings to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.

Emily worked at the law firms Dewey Ballantine llp and Dickstein Shapiro llp in Washington, D.C. representing investor owned utilities and independent power producers in a range of regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Prior to joining EEI in 2008, Emily was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  She served at the U.S. Embassies in Bangkok, Thailand and Bogotá, Colombia.

Emily received a B.A. in international affairs with a concentration in economics from George Washington University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Administrative Editor of The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.  She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  She is 2014-2016 Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems and legal counsel to them Women’s Energy Resource Council.