Speaker Profile

Emily Sanford Fisher

Director, Legal Affairs, Energy & Environment, Edison Electric Institute

Emily Sanford Fisher is the Director, Legal Affairs, Energy & Environment, for the Edison Electric Institute in Washington, D.C. Her primary areas of responsibility include energy and environmental regulation, with a focus on climate change, air quality, electric vehicles and energy efficiency. Emily is the staff co-chair of EEI’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Work Group, which addresses technical, legal and regulatory issues related to the development and deployment of integrated CCS projects. She worked at the law firms Dewey Ballantine LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C. representing investor owned utilities and independent power producers in a range of regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining EEI in 2007, Emily was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She served at the U.S. Embassies in Bangkok, Thailand and Bogotá, Colombia.

Emily received a B.A. in international affairs with a concentration in economics from George Washington University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.