Emily E. Kimball | Denver | Hogan Lovells

Emily E. Kimball

Partner Global Regulatory



Kimball Emily

Emily E. Kimball
Kimball Emily
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"Emily has very strong relationships and deep legal knowledge."

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Emily Kimball counsels and advocates for clients on environmental matters, with a focus on the transportation industry. Emily's experience on environmental issues includes regulatory compliance counseling, enforcement defense, and advocacy before courts and federal agencies. She regularly advises clients on complex environmental matters arising under the Clean Air Act (CAA), both in the mobile source and stationary source context. She also has experience responding to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement actions and with environmental self-audits and internal compliance reviews as well as voluntary self-disclosures under state and EPA audit policies and programs. 

Emily has worked extensively with railroads, rail car manufacturers and lessors, freight and tank car service companies, component suppliers, and other major players in the rail industry, on regulatory compliance matters, including those related to the transportation of crude oil and other hazardous materials. Emily also counsels and helps lead the Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent non-profit organization focused on moving the commercial drone industry forward. Emily represents corporations and trade associations before administrative agencies and quasi-regulatory bodies, including the EPA; the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its agencies, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the Federal Aviation Administration; and the Association of American Railroads. Emily is a member of the leadership team for the firm’s Transport and Logistics sector focused on emerging transportation technologies and mobility services.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Emily served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel, former Chief of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Nancy E. Rice, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

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"Emily has very strong relationships and deep legal knowledge."

Chambers USA

Representative experience

Assisting a leading European engine manufacturer in carrying out a global internal review of its corporate governance and emissions certification processes in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

U.S. v. Hyundai, et al. investigation of alleged CAA violations, one of the largest EPA CAA enforcement cases to date.

Assisting a multinational transportation corporation in the defense of a threatened enforcement action by the EPA, related to alleged issues arising under the Clean Air Act’s locomotive engine rules.

Advising the Railway Supply Institute on strategic policy planning and regulatory reform regarding the transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

Assisting the States of North Dakota and Montana in obtaining a PHMSA determination that a state law regarding the volatility of crude oil transported by rail was pre-empted by federal HazMat law.

Assisting railcar manufacturers and lessors as well as rail component suppliers in compliance and enforcement matters related to FRA requirements and Association of American interchange standards.

Assisting a telecommunications company in implementing a national environmental compliance and electronic waste management program and crafting training materials and standard operating procedures.

Advising a diversified healthcare corporation on the reorganization of its corporate governance structure to enhance its environmental management and compliance program.


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude, 2011
  • B.A., Duke University, cum laude, Order of Omega Honors Society, 2006
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia


Top Women Lawyer

Law Week Colorado

Transportation: Rail (For Railroads) (Nationwide)

Chambers USA

Transport: Rail and road - Litigation and regulation, Next Generation

Legal 500 US