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Samantha R. Caravello

Associate

Denver Office
303.825.7000

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2015
Law Clerk, Justice William W. Hood, III, Colorado Supreme Court
B.A., magna cum laude, New York University, 2010

Bar Admissions

Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Samantha R. Caravello

Samantha Caravello focuses on a wide range of transit, environmental, and airport law issues.  She has experience litigating environmental and administrative law cases, with a particular focus on cases involving the Clean Air Act.  Samantha is heavily involved in the Firm’s administrative and litigation practices.  Previously, Samantha worked for the Environmental Defense Fund, where she represented the organization in a number of matters related to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Bureau of Land Management regulations.  She also clerked on the Colorado Supreme Court and attended Harvard Law School, where she was co-Editor-in-Chief of Volume 39 of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

Representative Experience

Colorado Low Emission Vehicle Standards
Successfully advocated on behalf of a not-for-profit environmental organization and a statewide coalition of local governments for the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission’s (AQCC) adoption of a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program for the state of Colorado

BLM Methane Waste Rule
Defended the Bureau of Land Management’s authority to regulate methane waste from oil and gas development on publicly- and tribally-owned lands at both district court and appellate levels; challenged efforts by subsequent administration to suspend and rescind regulations

EPA Oil and Gas Regulation
Litigated effort to compel EPA to issue guidelines limiting methane emissions from existing sources in the oil and gas sector; submitted comments on EPA proposal to withdraw guidelines for reducing smog-forming emissions from oil and gas sector on behalf of coalition of environmental and public health organizations

Awards / Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member and Treasurer, The Law Club (Denver Legal Association) (2016–Present)
  • Recipient, Harvard Law School Dean’s Award for Community Leadership (2015)

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2015
Law Clerk, Justice William W. Hood, III, Colorado Supreme Court
B.A., magna cum laude, New York University, 2010

Bar Admissions

Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit