SAMINA M. BHARMAL is a member of the Environmental practice group in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on guiding clients through agency investigations and judicial challenges to federal rulemakings. She represents clients before the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as in federal courts. With her regulatory experience, she advises clients on a wide range of transactions, including mergers, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and physical and financial trading, with an emphasis on energy transactions.
Prior to joining Sidley, Samina was an environmental and energy associate in large law firms in Washington, D.C, where her practice has focused on matters arising under the Clean Air Act, Federal Power Act, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Samina also worked in the Environmental & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In this role, she assisted with policy and litigation matters regarding environmental and tribal law and the Freedom of Information Act, and worked directly with foreign delegations on wildlife trafficking enforcement and development of hydrocarbon laws. During her time at the Justice Department, she received Department honors for outstanding achievement as well as for her pro bono service.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- District of Columbia
- New York
- American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2014 (Administrative Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, National Security Law Brief)
- Georgetown University, B.A., 2007