Law Clerk, Hon. Carolyn McHugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2021–22
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2018
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University, 2010
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Brandon Rattiner uses his legal and public policy expertise to help clients navigate clean energy, environmental, climate change, and public lands issues.
Brandon focuses on energy and environmental matters, with a particular expertise in civil and administrative litigation. He has advised clients on clean energy regulation, litigation, and project development, and on issues arising under a wide variety of environmental and natural resources laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, FLPMA, NEPA, and RCRA. He has extensive knowledge of climate change issues, including current rules and emerging regulatory trends in energy markets, renewable power generation and transmission, decarbonization, clean transportation, emissions reductions, sustainability, and land conservation.
Brandon also has significant experience in federal and state policy. He previously served as U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s Denver Metro Area Regional Director, where he developed a deep expertise in the region’s civic, economic development, infrastructure, energy, and environmental issues. Brandon also led efforts to protect and increase funding for land conservation during multiple sessions of the Colorado General Assembly.
Prior to joining the Firm, Brandon worked as an associate at a global law firm and clerked for the Honorable Carolyn McHugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
During law school, Brandon interned for the Honorable Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also interned for the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, and for the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate and Air Regulatory team. Brandon was an Executive Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and graduated with exceptional pro bono honors.
Prior to joining the firm, Brandon: