Ani assists clients with a range of environmental and energy law matters. She has experience with a variety of statutes including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and related insurance issues, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), and the Federal Power Act. She also has experience with hydropower, climate change strategy, biofuel regulations, regulatory investigations, and litigation. Ani also maintains an active pro bono practice.
During law school, Ani gained experience working for local and federal agencies. As a law clerk for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection she represented the agency in hearings and conferenced with respondents at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Environmental Control Board, and worked on issues for the Regulatory Compliance Unit, Watershed Unit, and Enforcement Unit. As a law clerk for the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, Ani worked on a variety of federal regulatory issues, including CERCLA and CAA, for EPA Regions 1 and 2.
Additionally, Ani was a Comments Editor for the Penn State Law Review. Her comment on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program as it relates to compliance with the Endangered Species Act was published in 2019, and was awarded Best Casenote for Penn State Law Review’s write-on competition in 2017. Ani was also a Research Assistant for Vice Admiral (Ret.) James W. Houck, Director of Penn State’s Center for Security Research and Education. In this role, Ani researched the Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Sectors.