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Elizabeth Haskins


Elizabeth Haskins focuses her practice on environmental and energy litigation, regulation, and compliance.

Professional Biography

Elizabeth Haskins represents clients in environmental and energy litigation, regulation, and compliance matters before federal, state, and administrative courts and commissions. Her experience includes representing clients in matters involving environmental, health and safety (EHS), including Clean Water Act issues, contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and PFAS, OSHA and California Proposition 65 claims. Ms. Haskins also provides environmental due diligence on real estate transactional matters, including brownfield developments, and counsels clients on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk management strategy.

Ms. Haskins represents clients in the energy industry on regulatory and compliance issues and advocates for clients in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state utility commissions. She counsels clients across industry sectors, including electric vehicles and energy infrastructure, on project development, as well as permitting and regulatory approvals and land use advice, and on negotiating precedent, service, and rate agreements.

Ms. Haskins previously served as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice's Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, where she defended federal agencies in matters concerning employment discrimination, the Affordable Care Act, tribal contracting, and administrative law.

  • Represented clients in environmental regulatory and litigation matters with a focus on Clean Water Act issues, including wetlands, stormwater, riparian buffer, and coastal zone management concerns.

  • Counseled clients dealing with contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

  • Provided environmental due diligence on transactional matters, including brownfield developments.

  • Advised and represented clients on California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) compliance and litigation matters.

  • Counseled manufacturers on product compliance with EHS statutes and regulations, as well as necessary environmental permits for new and existing manufacturing operations.

  • Advised and represented clients on energy regulatory and litigation matters, including before the FERC, South Carolina Public Service Commission, and North Carolina Utilities Commission.

  • Represented EV charging infrastructure clients in front of state utility commissions.

  • Counseled electric, natural gas, and oil/liquids clients on FERC and Department of Energy regulations and policies.

  • Assisted in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of certificate applications at FERC involving expansion projects for major interstate natural gas pipelines.

  • Negotiated precedent agreements and rate agreements for natural gas pipeline expansion projects and transportation service agreements, throughput and deficiency agreements, open season materials, petitions for declaratory order, tariffs, and proration policies for developers of greenfield and brownfield liquids pipeline projects.

  • Represented the U.S. in high-profile civil litigation in federal district courts, which involved first-chairing an extensive docket of cases with stakes in the tens of millions of dollars.

  • Member – American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER)
    • Leadership Development Program (2023 – 2024)
  • Board of Directors – Carolinas Chapter, Women's Energy Network (2024)
  • Member – E4 Carolinas
  • Member – Energy Bar Association
  • Member – South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member – Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Managing Editor – Virginia Journal of International Law
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 2006, cum laude


  • South Carolina, 2021
  • Virginia, 2011
  • District of Columbia, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2012

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