Megan Ault is an associate in Alston & Bird’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group. Her experience includes counseling clients on Prop 65, California Environmental Quality Act, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Air Resources Board, and federal and state hazardous waste compliance matters. Before joining the firm, Megan served as a law clerk to the Hon. Stephanie D. Thacker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Megan received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where she served as an executive editor of the Duke Law Journal, co-president of the Environmental Law Society, and a student attorney for the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. While in law school, Megan also served as a research and teaching assistant to professors in environmental law and as the executive director of the Duke Law Innocence Project. Megan graduated from Duke as a member of the Order of the Coif and received both the Duke Law Clinics’ Professional Service Award and the Duke Law faculty’s Environmental Law Award. During law school, Megan also worked as a legal extern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina.
Megan earned her B.A. in environmental studies, political science, and urban studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.