Megan Ault is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Environmental Practice Group in the San Francisco office.
Ms. Ault received her J.D. magna cum laude in May 2018 from Duke University School of Law, where she was a Mordecai Scholar and elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, she served as executive editor of the Duke Law Journal, executive director of the Duke Law Innocence Project, and co-president of the Duke Environmental Law Society. Having pursued coursework and extracurricular experiences focused on the areas of environmental and administrative law, Megan received her J.D. with a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law.
During law school, Megan served as a Stanback Legal Fellow for the Land and Wildlife Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Montana and as a legal extern for the United States Department of Justice in the Eastern District of North Carolina. For her work on hazardous waste regulation with the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Megan was honored with the Duke Law Clinics’ Professional Service Award.
Through her professional experiences and as a research assistant in environmental law, Megan has worked frequently with key statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Administrative Procedure Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and Endangered Species Act. For her achievements in this area, Megan was recognized with the Duke Law faculty’s Environmental Law Award.
In 2012, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a triple major in Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Urban Studies. At Pitt, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded a Brackenridge Research Fellowship for her work on land use. Before attending law school, Megan worked as a field course assistant on the Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve in Wyoming and performed additional environmental field work in Yellowstone National Park, Costa Rica, and the Lake Erie islands. Megan was a competitive Irish step dancer for nearly ten years.
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