Biography

With a strong business background, Rue enjoys working at the intersection of business, environmental law, and the government.

Prior to joining the firm, Rue worked at a Fortune 50 company in government and regulatory affairs. She helped the company formulate a climate change strategy, build coalitions, and respond to federal environmental regulations. When advising clients, Rue leverages her in-house experience by integrating business priorities into her legal solutions. 

Rue has a colorful background having also litigated at a large mid-western firm. Her clients ranged from local landowners to multinational oil and gas companies. She drafted title opinions and resolved energy and environmental law disputes. Rue also worked in the non-profit sector as a clean energy advocate before state public utility commissions.

Rue’s passion for environmental law drove her to pursue a Master of Laws in Environmental and Energy Law from Georgetown University Law Center. While pursuing her LL.M., she also joined the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI), working to secure a clean and equitable energy transition. She applies this expertise to help clients achieve their corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and environmental justice goals.

Education

  • University of Manitoba  (BComm, with Honors, 2012)
    • International Business and Marketing
  • University of North Dakota  (J.D./M.B.A., cum laude, 2016)
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Articles Editor, North Dakota Law Review
  • Georgetown University  (LL.M., with Distinction, 2019)
    • Environmental and Energy Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Committee 
  • Clean Energy Leadership Institute
  • Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment

Community Involvement

Rue has an extensive pro bono background including an asylum case before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and assisting those wrongfully convicted of criminal offenses.

Publications

Residential Demand Response in Wholesale Markets, ABA's Environment, Energy, and Resources Section, February 3, 2020.

Winds of Change: Wind Energy on Tribal LandsABA's Environment, Energy, and Resources Section, September 9, 2019.

Languages

  • French