Emily Sanford Fisher
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President, Clean Energy
Emily Sanford Fisher is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President, Clean Energy for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Washington, D.C. Emily is responsible for managing EEI’s litigation and legal affairs, covering a wide range of energy and environment regulatory and policy issues, at the state and federal level. She also oversees and coordinates strategic clean energy engagement across EEI and across the federal government.
Prior to joining EEI in 2008, Emily was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She served at the U.S. Embassies in Bangkok, Thailand and Bogotá, Colombia. Emily also worked at the law firms Dewey Ballantine LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C., representing investor-owned electric companies and independent power producers in a range of regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Emily received a B.A. in international affairs with a concentration in economics from the George Washington University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Administrative Editor of The Georgetown Environmental Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She was 2014- 2017 Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems and is currently one of that group’s Vice Chairs for Deep Decarbonization. She is the legal counsel to the Women’s Energy Resource Council and is a member of the Women’s Energy Network National Advisory Council. She was appointed to the Energy Systems Integration Group’s Advisory Council in 2019.