Ahlia’s practice focuses on environmental and land use litigation, renewable energy development, and DEC enforcement matters.
Ahlia has experience representing communities affected by PFAS water contamination and is deeply dedicated to the connection between human health and the environment. Ahlia’s general experience includes supporting renewable energy development projects through the permitting process, advising on environmental regulatory compliance, navigating environmental reviews under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), assisting in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) litigation, and facilitating applications for environmental permits, including the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program.
In 2023, Ahlia received her J.D. and MPH from Columbia Law School and Columbia’s Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, respectively. At Columbia Law, Ahlia served as Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, interned for the Environmental Law Clinic, served on the board of the Environmental Law Society, and was twice elected to the Student Senate.
Before joining SPR, Ahlia worked for a Michigan-based law firm to support plaintiffs in the Flint Water Class Action. She previously served as a summer clerk for Earthjustice, an environmental organizer for the Sierra Club, and a judicial intern for the Honorable Harold W. Fullilove, Jr. of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
For: Syracuse Law Review Vol. 73, No. 717
Article Title: Developments in the Law of SEQRA