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Kayley
McGrath

Associate

Kayley
McGrath

Associate

Kayley focuses her practice on environmental and land use law and litigation. Prior to joining SPR, Kayley worked in the litigation group in the New York office of a national law firm, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Kayley’s litigation experience includes complex real estate disputes, commodities trading matters, insurance litigation, business torts, discrimination claims, and litigation pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Kayley has counseled financial institutions, real estate developers, and other business entities in all phases of litigation from inception through appeal, and has significant experience advising clients in administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution.

Kayley is a graduate of Georgetown Law and Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Environmental Policy and Environmental Studies. During law school, Kayley was Executive Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and a member of Georgetown’s climate policy clinic at the Harrison Institute for Public Law. Kayley also worked as a Law Clerk to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, dealing with regulatory compliance issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act.

“Practice Before the Commercial Division,” Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, co-author

For: Thomson West, Fifth Edition

2016-20

• “A Contingency of First Resort: Policy Lessons for Greenhouse Gas Regulation Through Backstop Contingency Measures under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act,”

For: 27 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 121

2014

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2015

Princeton University, A.B., 2012, magna cum laude

5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2020

US District Court Eastern District of New York, 2018

US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2018

New York State, 2016

Bar Association of the City of New York

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Pro Bono Advisory Council, Member