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Courtney O. Taylor

Senior Vice President

COTaylor@mlstrategies.com

+1.202.434.7373

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Courtney, a Senior Vice President at ML Strategies in Washington, DC, has developed and implemented successful government relations strategies for clients in the energy and sustainability industry for more than 20 years. She leverages direct experience drafting legislation, enforcing regulations, and litigating complex court cases to achieve outcomes that advance her clients’ interests and goals.

Courtney’s comprehensive policy experience — combined with keen strategic thinking, an instinct for persuasive advocacy, and her characteristic optimism and drive — makes her a formidable champion for clients ranging from large, multinational companies to start-ups and nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining ML Strategies, Courtney was a partner with a DC public policy firm, where she helped energy and environmental organizations respond to federal and state challenges. Earlier, as Policy Director of the Ecosystems Program at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Courtney created issue campaigns to advance the organization’s goals. She was the lead lobbyist credited with the passage of the bipartisan RESTORE Act, an important piece of legislation crafted to build ecosystem resilience.

Courtney began her career as a litigation associate at a global law firm. Later, as an attorney at the Department of Interior and a litigator at the Department of Justice, Courtney handled numerous matters pertaining to energy and natural resources.

Education

  • Tulane University (JD, magna cum laude)
  • University of Virginia (BA)

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Webinar Recording: The Inflation Reduction Act - Are You Ready?

August 19, 2022 | Webinar | By Anne S. Levin-Nussbaum, R. Neal Martin, Courtney O. Taylor

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The Inflation Reduction Act is Now Law: What Does it Mean for the Clean Energy Sector?

August 18, 2022 | Blog | By R. Neal Martin, Courtney O. Taylor, Thomas R. Burton, III, Anne S. Levin-Nussbaum

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What Public Comments on the SEC’s Proposed Climate-Related Rules Reveal—and the Impact They May Have on the Proposed Rules

July 20, 2022 | Blog | By Jacob Hupart, Megan Gates, William F. Weld, Doug Baumstein, Jennifer Rubin, Courtney O. Taylor, Luke Haubenstock

This article provides a brief summary of the public comments submitted to the SEC regarding the Commission's proposed climate-related rules, and analyzes and summaries the key points the comments conveyed.
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Look Ahead: Upcoming Congressional Work Period – July 2022

July 11, 2022 | Blog | By Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Courtney O. Taylor, Anthony DeMaio, R. Neal Martin, Pamela Mejia

The next three weeks will be full of activity in Washington D.C., as the House of Representatives and Senate are working to push their legislative agendas to garner support from their constituents ahead of an August recess and before political “silly season” officially kicks in ahead of the upcoming mid-term elections in November. Here’s our latest update on what you can expect in Congress during the July work period.
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SEC Proposes Regulations to Address “Greenwashing” By Investment Funds

June 13, 2022 | Blog | By Jacob Hupart, Megan Gates, Doug Baumstein, Pete Michaels, Courtney O. Taylor, William F. Weld, Thomas R. Burton, III, Sahir Surmeli

In this article, Mintz attorneys explore the SEC's recently issued proposed regulations on "greenwashing" and how the rules would effect investment advisers and investment companies if implemented.
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A Brief Summary of the SEC’s Proposed Climate-Related Rules

March 30, 2022 | Advisory | By Jacob Hupart, Megan Gates, William F. Weld, Doug Baumstein, Jennifer Rubin, Courtney O. Taylor

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Legal ESG Summit Resources

January 19, 2022 | Video | By Jennifer Rubin, Jacob Hupart, Courtney O. Taylor

Learn from Mintz’s ESG subject matter experts as they explore what ESG really means for and within the legal profession, examine why law firms must embrace ESG as a business-critical priority, and share how law firm leadership can address ESG strategically and holistically.
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