With direct experience in every stage of the legal and policy process, including drafting legislation, implementing laws as a regulator, and arguing cases as a government lawyer, Courtney brings unique, end-to-end experience to her policy work. Her natural energy and optimism, paired with her drive, strategic mind, and killer instincts, make her a formidable and successful advocate.
Immediately prior to joining Mindset, Courtney served as Policy Director of the Ecosystems Program at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). At EDF, Courtney successfully crafted issue campaigns to maximize environmental goals and economic wins. Courtney was the lead lobbyist accredited with the passage of the bipartisan RESTORE Act, a consequential piece of legislation aimed at building ecosystem resilience.
Courtney also brings significant experience in environmental law to Mindset’s energy, environment, and infrastructure practice. Her expertise began with her service as an attorney at the Department of Interior and a litigator at the Department of Justice handling cases that involved energy and natural resources. She started her legal career as a litigation associate at Howrey.
Courtney holds a JD from Tulane University Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude with a certificate in Environmental Law. She completed her BA at the University of Virginia in Government Affairs.
Courtney’s hidden talent: She can single-handedly run commercial and residential construction projects, from start to (hopefully) finish.