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Emily E. Kimball

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Emily E. Kimball

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, transactional diligence, and advocacy before courts and federal agencies.

She helps clients comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and respond to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information requests and enforcement actions, both in the mobile source and stationary source context. Emily also counsels and represents rail transportation industry clients on the transportation of crude oil and other hazardous materials by rail.

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 and Pipeline and the Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); and the Association of American Railroads. Emily has filed numerous comments to agency proposed rulemakings, including PHMSA's enhanced tank car standards for high-hazard flammable trains.

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.

Representative Experience

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

Advising vehicle manufacturers on compliance with EPA and CARB emissions regulations, including certification and emission testing.

Assisting a vehicle manufacturer in petitioning EPA for greenhouse gas credits for off-cycle emissions control technologies.

Advocating for the Railway Supply Institute in connection with PHMSA's enhanced tank car standards rulemaking.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., cum laude, Order of Omega Honors Society, Duke University, 2006

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
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