OUR PEOPLE
Ambereen K. Shaffie
ATTORNEY

BIO

Ms. Shaffie is the President and Managing Partner of Shaffie Law and Policy, based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She practices environmental law and policy, most recently focused on enabling the implementation of environmental law, including the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

 

Her areas of expertise include cooling and energy efficiency, power sector transformation, short-lived climate pollutants, complex litigation, Superfund law, climate law, climate and health, the circular economy and sustainable supply chain. She has managed and implemented environmental projects in multiple countries and continents

 

Ms. Shaffie has experience litigating federal environmental cases focused on the cleanup of large landfills in the United States. Prior to that she served as a judicial law clerk at The Superior Court of the District of Columbia. 

Ms. Shaffie holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, a J.D from the University of Kansas School of Law, and a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Kansas.  Her undergraduate thesis focused on sustainable development, women's empowerment, and microcredit, based on her field research in Pakistan. Throughout her professional life, she has continued to focus on development and women's economic and social empowerment, engaging in field work, grassroots efforts and pro bono law. 

Following law school, she served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Egypt, delivering presentations at local Rotary clubs throughout Cairo, and designing a program to combat underemployment with the Education for Employment Foundation. Her research at the American University in Cairo focused on virtual laboratories - online platforms to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in developing economies, which she presented at the University of Berkeley-California Center for Law and Technology.

COMMUNITY WORK
Ms. Shaffie's pro bono and civic work includes serving victims of domestic violence and abuse in marginalized communities, nonprofit consulting, community organizing, and building interfaith alliances. She served as the founding co-leader for two and a half years of the DC Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a national peace-building organization founded by and for women.
 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Ms. Shaffie consults, trains, and lectures regularly on environmental law and policy, energy law and policy, climate law and policy, climate and human health, energy efficiency, short-lived climate pollutants, gender and environmental justice, and Islamic law.

Ms. Shaffie is an affiliate of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

EDUCATION
LLM, American University in Cairo, 2009
JD, University of Kansas, 2008

BA, University of Kansas, 2004

BAR ADMITTANCE
Missouri

COURT ADMISSIONS
Eastern District of Pennsylvania (pro hac vice)

Northern District of Maryland (pro hac vice)

Northern District of Illinois

Southern District Texas (Pro hac vice)

Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division (pro hac vice)

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