Avi draws upon his in-depth knowledge and experience of the political and regulatory process to provide strategic advice, legal advocacy, and policy analysis and development to clients on matters before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Interior (DOI), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Courts, and in private transactions. His areas of focus include climate and clean air regulation and policy, including EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan; Federal administrative law litigation; energy efficiency, renewable energy, biofuels, and other clean energy policy; electric markets and transmission; and natural gas transportation transactions.
Avi is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he served as articles editor of the NYU Law Environmental Law Journal, and as a member of the Administrative and Regulatory State Clinic at NYU Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity. In addition, Avi holds a M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he focused on quantitative and economic analysis, environmental economics, and energy markets.
Prior to law school, Avi worked as a Policy Advisor on the Clean Energy Initiative at Third Way, where he helped develop policy, political, and communications strategy to advance climate change legislation and clean energy research, development, and deployment.
New York University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, NYU Environmental Law Journal
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
University of California at Berkeley
B.A., with high honors, 2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Office of Management and Budget
Intern, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 2012
Office of the Mayor of New York
Fellow, Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, 2011
Law Clerk, Senate Judiciary Committee, Office of Senator Charles Schumer, 2010