Weslynn Reed’s practice focuses primarily on environmental litigation and regulatory matters. She has extensive experience assisting clients with federal environmental claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as various state law environmental claims. Weslynn has worked both as plaintiff’s and defense counsel in major environmental litigation matters. She also counsels clients regarding regulatory compliance and environmental permitting.

    During law school, Weslynn interned for Judge John L. Kane in the US District Court for the District of Colorado. She has also interned with the US Attorney’s office in Nashville, Tennessee and at Doerner, Saunders, Daniel and Anderson, a Tulsa law firm.

    Weslynn currently serves on the board of directors of Gateway Battered Women’s Services. Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, she worked providing job placement services to disadvantaged youth and individuals with disabilities.

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    Education

    • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 2009
    • University of Oklahoma, M.A., 2003
    • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 2001

    Admissions

    • Colorado, 2009

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Colorado
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Tenth Circuit

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • Sam Cary Bar Association
    • Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Scholarship recipient
    • Vanderbilt Intramural Moot Court Competition Champion

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    • Author, “US Agencies Propose Sweeping Changes to Endangered Species Act Implementing Regulations,” frESH: Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, August 2, 2018.
    • Author, “Atlantic Richfield Asks the Supreme Court to Overturn State Court Decision Allowing Claims for Cleanup in Excess of the Selected CERCLA Remedy,” ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’ Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee Newsletter, July 2018.
    • Author, “Groups Request Comment Period Extension on US EPA’s Proposed Rule Banning the Use of ‘Secret Science,” frESH: Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, May 18, 2018.
    • Author, “US EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2018 Unsatisfactory to Many,” frESH Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, December 21, 2017.
    • Author, “OSHA Delays Effective Date of Controversial Rule Regulating Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” frESH Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, April 12, 2017.
    • Author, “Ninth Circuit Rules Smelter Emissions Are Not a CERCLA Disposal,” frESH: Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, September 14, 2016.
    • Author, “The US BLM Issues Controversial New Fracking Rule,” frESH: Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, April 13, 2015.
    • Author, “Preliminary Injunction Halts US EPA’s CWA 404 Process on Pebble Mine to Evaluate Activists’ Connections,” frESH: Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, December 18, 2014.
    • Author, “OSHA Announces New US Workplace Fatality and Injury Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements,” frESH: Perspectives on Environmental Health and Safety, September 15, 2014.
    • Co-author, “Women of Color and the Parliamentary Debate Experience,” 12 J. of the Nat. Parliamentary Debate Assoc. 23, 2010.
    • Co-author, “A World of Cookie Cutter Faces,” The Emerging Monoculture: The Myth of the Model Minority, E. Kramer ed., 2003.

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