Maida Oringher Lerner, Senior Counsel Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2596
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Maida Lerner is senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a part of the firm's Environment & Natural Resources and Government Contracts groups. Maida counsels a broad group of clients on homeland security, environmental, and administrative matters, including regulated utilities, trade associations, and companies in the pipeline, transportation, education, health care, and manufacturing sectors. 

Maida's homeland security practice has a particular emphasis on chemical security, critical infrastructure, the SAFETY Act, and corporate compliance. Her environmental practice focuses on the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts. 

Representative Experience

  • Advised clients on chemical security regulation compliance, including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).
  • Advised clients and represented a company on successful resolution of applications under the Support Anti-Terrorism By Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act.
  • Advised manufacturing companies regarding Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board (CSB) assessment of an industrial accident.
  • Advised corporations on compliance issues arising under federal and state Clean Air Acts, including the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (NESHAPS) and asbestos abatement issues.
  • Participated in major rulemakings arising under the federal Clean Air Act.
  • Advised companies on internal environmental audits.
  • Represented members of the utility industry in successful resolution of appellate litigation.
  • Represented corporations in matters involving the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Advised clients on compliance issues arising under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Maida was counsel with Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. where she advised clients on regulatory compliance and in numerous administrative and judicial proceedings before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Prior to entering private practice, Maida served in the Office of General Counsel for a major electric utility company. 

Maida is also active in pro bono matters with a focus on child custody issues.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal appellate and district courts nationwide.

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