Megan M. Herzog is a Massachusetts-based attorney whose practice is focused on environmental, natural resources, and energy litigation and administrative advocacy. She is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and practices in state and federal appellate courts.
Megan is a 2011 graduate of Stanford Law School, where she was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Science & Policy. She also holds an M.S. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University. Megan began her legal career with fellowships at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. and at UCLA Law School's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, where she advised state and local governments on climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. From 2016 to 2018, she served as staff attorney at Conservation Law Foundation's Boston office, where she worked on clean energy, ocean, and fisheries matters, including litigation in federal courts and before state public utilities commissions. Megan then spent nearly five years in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Energy and Environment Bureau, advocating before federal agencies and litigating cases concerning state and federal air, climate, energy, and natural resources laws. She led state government coalitions in several actions in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Megan has published on a variety of environmental law topics, including climate change adaptation and federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. She has taught courses in environmental law, climate law, and ocean and coastal law at UCLA Law School and Tufts University. She has testified before legislative committees and given dozens of presentations on critical issues in environmental law, including for the American Law Institute, Energy Bar Association, California State Bar Association Environmental Law Section, and multiple law review symposia.