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- BA, magna cum laude, University of South Carolina Honors College, 1998
- JD, cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2002
Lane McFadden is an experienced appellate and environmental attorney with over 16 years’ experience as a practitioner for the federal government. After law school, he clerked for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (in Fairbanks, Alaska) and Judge Loren A. Smith on the United States Court of Federal Claims (in Washington, DC). In 2004, he joined the United States Department of Justice as an appellate attorney in the Environment & Natural Resources Division, where he served as lead counsel for the United States in approximately 75 matters and presented more than 40 oral arguments to federal courts of appeals around the country. His practice addressed a wide range of environmental, aviation, land-management, nuclear, religious freedom, and Indian-law issues.
Following a move to Bloomington, Indiana in 2018, he joined the Federal Aviation Administration as senior counsel, managing that agency’s air-pollution and noise-pollution docket nationwide. During his time as agency counsel, he also helped revise the agency’s environmental-compliance orders and participated in the mediation of several high-profile matters. Since 2018, he has served as an adjunct professor at both the O’Neill School of Environmental and Public Affairs (where he taught Law and Public Affairs and Environmental Law and Regulation) and the Maurer School of Law (where he helped advise some of the external moot court competition teams).
Areas of Expertise
- Administrative law
- Conservation law
- Environmental law