Megan Wachspress is a Staff Attorney with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, where she utilizes a combination of litigation and policy advocacy strategies to accelerate the closure and prevent the construction of coal- and gas-fired power plants. She has appeared on behalf of the Club in numerous state utility commission proceedings including as lead counsel in administrative trial proceedings as well as representing the Club and its members in federal and state litigation as well as EPA notice-and-comment proceedings. Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Megan represented employees, unions, and non-profit organizations at a boutique public interest firm in San Francisco. As a PhD student Megan taught numerous courses in the Legal Studies Department as well as in San Quentin Prison as part of what is now Mount Tamalpais College. Megan is the author or co-author of articles published in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Yale Law Journal, and International Journal of Law in Context, and clerked with Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court and Judge William Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She currently serves on the boards of the Homeless Action Center of Alameda County and the Bay Area Lawyers’ Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Areas of Specialization
J.D. Yale Law School
Ph.D University of California, Berkeley
M.Phil University of Cambridge