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7.2Elizabeth Leigh Lewis

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lewis is an Associate at Eubanks & Associates, LLC. Previously, Lizzie was a Law Fellow and then an Associate at Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP, after first completing a year-long Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lizzie has won several major victories in federal courts around the country as lead counsel or co-counsel, and her legal specialties include ocean preservation, marine mammal conservation, wildlife and public lands protection, animal welfare, and open government and transparency. She is also an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), where she teaches Marine and Coastal Law.

In 2015, Lizzie received her J.D., summa cum laude, from WCL, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She received a B.S. with Honors in Biology, summa cum laude, from Dickinson College in 2010, where she also completed a second major in Russian History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

During her tenure at WCL, Lizzie was a member of the Administrative Law Review (ALR). Her note, Whale Wars: Reconciling Science, Public Opinion, and the Public Display Industry Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, was published in the journal's 66th volume. For her efforts, Lizzie received the Wallace L. Duncan Memorial Endowed Scholarship, awarded annually by the ALR editorial staff to recognize a student composition that demonstrates superior scholarship and excellence on an administrative law topic. Lizzie received Highest Grade Honors in Criminal Law, Animal Law, and Contemporary Problems in Administrative Law, and was the recipient of the Mussey-Gillet Fellowship. Lizzie was also heavily involved in WCL’s environmental community. She served as the 1L Representative, Vice President, and President of the Environmental Law Society during her first, second, and third years, respectively. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Animal Law Society, and served as its Vice President during her third year. 

Lizzie has worked on both domestic and international environmental issues for various non-profit organizations and government agencies. Specifically, her previous experiences in public interest environmental law and policy include legal internships with Oceana, the Environmental Law Institute, EPA Office of Administrative Law Judges, NOAA General Counsel's International Section, and Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP. Lizzie also received a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which allowed her to spend a year as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. There, she worked directly with the Assistant Administrator to provide strategic and policy advice on a variety of issues within OAR's portfolio. She also partnered with NOAA General Counsel to examine discrete issues concerning treaty implementation and the maritime law of historic shipwrecks.

In her spare time, Lizzie can be found hiking our National Parks, exploring DC with her social sports league, and playing with her two cats.