Megan A. Olmstead

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Megan A. Olmstead
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6921

Megan advises clients on a variety of natural resources, energy and environmental matters. She is highly knowledgeable about natural resource regulatory and management processes including the Endangered Species and Migratory Bird Treaty Acts; NEPA; public land management; space law and the aerospace industry; and energy development.

She is experienced at drafting and analyzing legislation and regulations; conducting government investigations; planning congressional hearings and preparing witnesses; and advising clients about legal and political strategy. She prides herself on bringing her strong writing, negotiation and analytical skills to bear in her legal practice.

Megan’s prior experiences serving as counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, the Idaho Office of Energy and Mineral Resources and as appropriations counsel for a chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science have granted her unique insight into the intersection of legislation, regulation and the law.

A proud westerner, Megan enjoys golfing, playing the piano and stargazing in the mountains.


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University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2013)

University of Portland, B.A. Political Science (2007)


Associate Legal Counsel, Idaho Office of Energy and Mineral Resources, 2017-2018

Counsel, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, 2015-2017

Counsel, U.S. Rep. John Culberson, 2014-2015

Counsel, U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 2013-2014

Law Clerk, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, 2013

Special Policy Assistant to the Governor of Idaho, 2007-2010



Member, Idaho Women Lawyers, 2017-present

Member, Women in Government Relations, 2014-16

University of Notre Dame London Concannon Programme in International Law, 2011

University of Notre Dame Research Assistant in Environmental Law, 2012-2013


Board Member, University of Portland National Alumni Board, 2017-present

Board Member, University of Notre Dame Club of Idaho, 2017-2020

Board Member, University of Portland Boise Alumni Chapter, 2017-2020

Member, Junior League of Boise, 2017-present

President, University of Portland Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter, 2016-2017

Member, Junior League of Washington, 2016-2017

Representative, Notre Dame Law School Student Bar Association, 2011-2012

Vice President, Associated Students of the University of Portland, 2006-2007


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