Catherine Malina

Ms. Malina joined the firm in 2014 as an environmental law fellow. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she litigated and advised clients on a variety of matters involving water quality, transportation, endangered species, and energy issues. She was co-counsel in federal litigation that successfully restored environmental protections against the adverse impacts of surface coal mining for rivers and streams in Appalachia.

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Ms. Malina graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and served as executive editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. During law school, she worked for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. She also participated in Georgetown’s environmental litigation clinic, where she helped draft an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to law school, Ms. Malina was an associate at Environmental Defense Fund, where she focused on public health and climate change issues. She also served as a fellow in the Office of Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn, working on state environmental policy and programs.

Ms. Malina graduated cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in history and American studies.

She is a member of the State Bars of California and Virginia.