Susan Wegner is a Washington, D.C., environmental and clean energy attorney who focuses her practice on environmental considerations in business transactions, environmental regulatory research and analysis, and renewable energy strategy development and implementation. Additionally, in recent years, Ms. Wegner has shifted her focus to creating solutions to her client's climate change issues. She is dedicated to creating opportunities that also address the growing need for new technologies and infrastructure to support future climate challenges.
Ms. Wegner has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer and consultant, and is committed to finding useful and creative solutions to regulatory and business challenges for clients. She has worked on behalf of many Fortune 100 companies, including transportation and manufacturing businesses, in addition to logistics, data center and other high-tech corporations. She provides counsel to companies of all sizes, from early-stage startups to large utilities and multinational corporations.
In addition, Ms. Wegner's work is centered on guiding and assisting clients with creating regulatory, legislative and operational results to create and transition to a circular economy and deploy renewable energy. Ms. Wegner counsels clients on regulatory compliance and enforcement issues, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and similar state regulatory programs. She is particularly focused on creating 21st century renewable energy solutions, including conducting due diligence, partner exploration and project implementation on various renewable energy projects, including solar and wind projects, Section 8 housing rooftop solar partnerships, and international corporate renewable energy strategies. Additionally, she has spent time working with companies focused on developing or improving renewable energy goals, encouraging supplier buy-in for renewable energy use, and consideration of local, state and federal grant programs related to solar and wind projects. Ms. Wegner is significantly involved in helping clients secure federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Commerce for energy efficiency and renewable energy research through all stages of the grant and loan application and award negotiation process.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Wegner has worked in law firms, corporations, and consulting practices. Her background enables her to offer clients experience that is useful in meshing environmental and energy business concerns with real-life implementation strategies.
In addition to her environmental and energy focus, Ms. Wegner has experience with sustainability reporting, as well as other green corporate report development and metrics adoption.
- American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
- District of Columbia