Keri Steffes Davidson
Keri Steffes Davidson is a California-based attorney whose practice focuses on environmental and climate change litigation and regulatory advocacy. Keri is a member of the California bar.
Keri graduated from Yale Law School in 2007, where she was a senior editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. She also holds an M.Phil. in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge and was the first-ranked senior scholar in her graduating class at the University of Arkansas. She clerked for the Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was in private practice at Kirkland & Ellis, where she worked on complex commercial litigation matters. Keri has also served as Of Counsel to the NEO Law Group, where she worked on non-profit governance and tax matters.
Keri has found her passion in environmental law and advocacy. As a solo practitioner, she represented amici in environmental matters in federal appellate court, including representing a group of eminent economists in the D.C. Circuit case challenging the 2020 federal rollback of motor vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards and representing a group of faith- based organizations in the D.C. Circuit case challenging federal repeal of the Clean Power Plan. On behalf of the Center for Applied Environmental Law and Policy, she has been deeply involved in climate regulatory matters, including working on developing regulatory comments, researching and assimilating complex record information and regulatory history, and overseeing expert analysis.