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Erin H. Ward

Washington, D.C.

Erin H. Ward

With a background in economics and litigation consulting, Erin Ward appreciates the financial considerations companies face in complying with environmental regulations. As an associate in our environmental practice, Erin counsels clients on a range of regulatory matters, including regulatory compliance audits, comments on proposed EPA Risk Management Program regulations, and settlement negotiations with federal agencies. Erin also has advised clients on compliance with EPA’s fuels programs, including gasoline sulfur, gasoline benzene, and renewable fuel standard regulations. In addition to compliance counseling, Erin has advocated on behalf of clients to the Administration to reform Clean Air Act regulations.

During law school, Erin served as an Articles Editor for the Virginia Law Review and a member of the External Moot Court team and Lile Moot Court Competition board. She also engaged in research with professors on matters of constitutional law, evidence, patents, and healthcare. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Erin clerked for the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Representative experience

Mobile emissions compliance audit for a major automotive manufacturer

Comments to EPA's proposed Risk Management Program rule for a trade association

FOIA litigation for a mining company in connection with a proposed EPA regulation

Settlement negotiations with DOJ regarding Clean Air Act compliance for an engine and machine manufacturer

Evaluation of air permitting regulations for a major data company

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Virginia School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, Robert A. Barry Award for Graduating Senior in Economics, The College of William & Mary, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Nevada

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

New RMP Risks

17 October 2016

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