Madelyn M. VanDorpe is an associate on the firm’s Environment & Energy team and the Renewable Energy team. Her practice involves advising clients on state and federal energy and environmental regulations and compliance, including under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and Clean Water Act (CWA). Madelyn assists clients in recognizing and addressing environmental risks in transactions for renewable energy projects, and in project development and execution. Ms. VanDorpe is also a member of the firm’s Brownfield and Superfund Cleanup and Redevelopment team. In this practice, she assists clients with contaminated site investigation and remediation, regulatory compliance, and brownfield redevelopment. 

While attending law school Ms. VanDorpe interned for the Honorable Juan R. Sánchez, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. VanDorpe has an academic background in environmental law, having been published as a Staff Writer during her time on the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. She also served on the Journal’s executive board as the Production Editor. 

Articles & Publications

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2023
  • Union College, B.A., 2018 

Admitted to Practice 
  • New York 

Honors & Awards
  • Leonard Levin Memorial Award
  • Order of the Coif

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