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Danielle Spiegel-Feld

Executive Director

Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU Law

Danielle is the Executive Director at the Guarini Center, where her research focuses on urban environmental law and sustainable energy policy. She is also an adjunct professor and is currently teaching a seminar in Urban Environmental Law & Policy with Katrina Wyman. Previously, she served as a research fellow in Climate Change and the Law at the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law, where she studied interactions between international trade law and domestic environmental policy. While in Copenhagen, Danielle lectured in courses on international energy law, international environmental law, and the law of the World Trade Organization.

Danielle has written on a wide variety of environmental topics, including building energy efficiency policies, emissions trading regimes, green infrastructure programs, renewable energy law, and more. Her work has appeared in a range of scholarly publications as well as media outlets such as The New York Times, US News, The Daily News, Crain’s, and others.

Danielle has also led a number of multi-stakeholder dialogues on topical issues of local and state energy and environmental policy and has conducted substantial comparative environmental policy analyses. Danielle received her JD from NYU and her BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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