Emily Sanford Fisher is Executive Vice President, Clean Energy, and General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Washington, D.C. EEI is the trade association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Emily oversees and coordinates clean energy policy engagement across EEI and across the federal government. She also is responsible for managing EEI’s litigation and legal affairs, covering a wide range of energy and environment regulatory and policy issues, at the state and federal level. Both the Office of the General Counsel and the Environment Department at EEI report to her.
Prior to joining EEI in 2008, 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. She also worked at the law firms Dewey Ballantine llp and Dickstein Shapiro llp in Washington, D.C., representing investor-owned electric companies and independent power producers in a range of regulatory proceedings and transactions.
Emily received a B.A. in international affairs with a concentration in economics from the George Washington University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Administrative Editor of The Georgetown Environmental Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She was 2014-2017 Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems and is currently one of that group’s Vice Chairs for Deep Decarbonization. She serves on the Board of the Energy Bar Association and was appointed to the Energy Systems Integration Group’s Advisory Council in 2019.
Emily lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son. A proud Washingtonian, she serves on the Advisory Board of CityYearDC, a national service program that brings educational support to D.C. public schools.