Biography

Brooklyn maintains a diverse environmental litigation and regulatory practice and is also committed to pro bono work.

She enjoys the challenge of solving legal problems for clients in the face of constantly changing and often contradictory regulations that require a big-picture approach to resolution. She takes the time to listen to clients, isolate the exact problem they’re facing, identify all applicable rules, and provide a comprehensive solution. Her goal in every matter is to help the client get ahead of any non-compliance issue while remaining in good standing with enforcement agencies.

She has experience with a wide range of environmental programs, with a focus on the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund). She works on litigation nationwide and also deals extensively with individual state law programs and enforcement agencies. Brooklyn joined the firm following her graduation from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Brooklyn served as a law clerk in the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, where she researched enforcement strategy in various cases primarily involving CERCLA violations. She also worked as an intern at the South Carolina Environmental Law Project and an extern at the North Carolina Supreme Court under Justice Hudson.

During law school, Brooklyn worked on the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and competed as a member of the Environmental Appellate Advocacy team at the West Virginia University energy and Pace University environmental moot court competitions. Brooklyn also worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate students taking the Environmental Law Course.

As a law student, Brooklyn completed over one hundred hours of pro bono work at institutions including the Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club, and Piedmont Law Center. Her commitment to pro bono work has continued during her time at the firm working on matters for both individuals and organizations such as the Environmental Law Institute. She also serves in a general counsel role to a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.

Education

  • University of North Carolina - Wilmington  (B.S., cum laude, 2013)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill  (J.D., with Honors, 2017)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina