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B.A., magnum cum laude, University of Richmond in Virginia   
J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law,

Mila regularly advises clients on issues involving environmental law, renewable energy, sustainable development, land use law, municipal law, and real estate development. Her experience includes drafting commercial agreements relating to the purchase and supply of power, electric interconnection, and other energy-related transactions. Mila works on all aspects of renewable development from project inception through successful litigation.

Mila also helps clients in the food and beverage industry navigate USDA and FTC compliance.  

Before joining Hodgson Russ, Mila practiced Energy Regulatory Law with a firm in San Francisco. While in California, she represented and advised clients on energy regulatory matters and proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. With a particular focus on public utility regulation, Mila advised utilities, lenders, and developers regarding the regulatory and environmental challenges associated with the development and acquisition of utility-scale renewable energy projects including electric vehicle infrastructure, energy storage and solar photovoltaic.

While in law school Mila worked as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court.

 

Honors

  • USF Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, California Supreme Court, Judicial Extern
  • Publication: The Coastal Zone Management Act’s Capacity to Spearhead Climate Adaptation, West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy

Professional Associations

  • Environmental Law-California Lawyers Association