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Ethan Prall

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA

Ethan Prall is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins for the Litigation & Trial Department and the Environment, Land & Resources Department.

Mr. Prall represents clients in a variety of environmental and energy-related matters, including:

  • Domestic and international legal policy and constitutional projects
  • Novel environmental regulatory issues
  • Environmental litigation in federal courts
  • Climate and oceans law and policy
  • Advanced clean energy technology and environmental transactions

While in law school, Mr. Prall was lead article editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge Barbara Keenan on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., of the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Mr. Prall’s experience includes advising:

  • On an international legal policy project creating a turnkey government system in a new jurisdiction, with special focus on advanced environmental protection regimes and clean energy
  • A national coalition of electric vehicle companies and others in federal appellate and district court litigation to contest the federal rollback of California’s vehicle emissions standards
  • On regulatory issues arising for companies under the Endangered Species Act, including new federal regulations and species management plans
  • An advanced low-carbon fossil energy company in the financing of a billion dollar project through the Department of Energy’s loan program
  • On offshore wind permitting and regulatory compliance for new transmission corridors in the Atlantic
  • A major international ocean plastics cleanup organization regarding permitting and environmental compliance
  • On regulatory issues and permitting for a new carbon capture and sequestration project under EPA’s Class VI Underground Injection Control program
  • On the potential development of a federal carbon price and draft national climate legislation
  • A pro bono client on ocean-based environmental permitting to obtain a grant from DOE of over US$1 million to research novel ocean-based renewable energy resources
  • An international Chinese environmental law and business consortium
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