Securing America's Future Energy

Samina Bharmal

Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

Samina Bharmal represents clients before the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and in federal appeals and local courts. She also advises clients on a wide range of transactions, with an emphasis on energy transactions. Prior to joining Sidley, Ms. Bharmal was an associate in large law firms in Washington, D.C, where her practice focused on matters arising under the Federal Power Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. She also worked in the Environmental & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she 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 and for her pro bono service.

Ms. Bharmal received her undergraduate degree in Arabic from Georgetown University and her Juris Doctorate from American University, where she served on the Administrative Law Review and as Editor-in-Chief of the National Security Law Brief.

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