Lauren Bachtel is a Senior Attorney on the environmental team in the Washington, D.C. office of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Before joining Hunton, Lauren was an Associate Counsel with the American Wind Energy Association where she represented the wind industry on various regulatory and administrative matters. Prior to that, she was an Attorney-Advisor in the Solicitor’s Office, Division of Mineral Resources of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C where she worked primarily with the BLM and FWS on oil and gas permitting, rulemakings, administrative actions, and litigation. Lauren earned her J.D. at Pace University School of Law and her B.A. from Smith College.