- Bates College (B.A., Environmental Studies, 2002; magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
- University of Minnesota (M.A., Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, 2007; summa cum laude)
- Vermont Law School (J.D., 2010; cum laude)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- Amicus Committee, National Association of Women Lawyers
Kristin Gladd focuses her practice on regulatory counseling and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on clean air and climate matters. She regularly advises clients in the chemical, energy services, telecom, and consumer product sectors on a variety of issues under the Clean Air Act and other federal and state environmental laws. Kristin also assists clients with all aspects of the administrative rulemaking process, including preparing comments on proposed rules, petitioning EPA to reconsider aspects of a rule, and judicial review. In addition to her regulatory practice, Kristin routinely litigates rulemaking challenges before the D.C. Circuit and has experience representing clients before administrative tribunals, such as EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board.
Kristin serves as Deputy Chair of the Firm’s Air Practice Group. Representative matters include:
Air and Climate
- Advising companies and organizations in the chemical, telecom, consumer product, energy, and health services fields on compliance with federal, state, and local air regulations affecting facilities and products.
- Advising and representing companies before EPA on requirements applicable to products containing or made with ozone-depleting substances or substitutes such as HFCs under the Clean Air Act and Montreal Protocol.
- Advising companies in the technology sector on state climate and renewable energy programs.
- Representing individual companies and trade association in litigation in the D.C. Circuit over Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for control of hazardous air pollutants from industrial sources, both as industry petitioners and intervenors on behalf of EPA.
- Represented an energy services company in litigation before the D.C. Circuit over environmental controls on emergency demand response engines.
- Represented retailer and telecom clients in administrative enforcement actions at the state and federal level.
- Represented stakeholder in air permit challenge for offshore wind energy progress.
- Litigated licensing dispute in energy matter before administrative tribunal
- Assisted the North American airline industry in preparing comments on proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for aircraft.
Chemical Inventory Reporting
- Counseling Fortune 500 companies on compliance with reporting requirements under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and its state equivalents.
- Representing a global telecommunications company in resolving EPCRA and Clean Water Act violations under EPA’s Audit Policy, resulting in favorable consent agreement.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
- Member, Editorial Board, ABA Natural Resources & Environment
(2015 to present)
- ABA Leadership Development Program (2013)
- Vice Chair – Newsletter, ABA Air Quality Committee (2012)
- Former Executive Member, Board of Directors, Vermont Law School Alumni Association (2013-2016 term)
While at Vermont Law School, Kristin was Editor-in-Chief of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
and received the 2010 American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award. She was also a law clerk for the Environment Division of the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office.