Sarah E. Lynn is an attorney in the Environmental/Natural Resources Practice Group at Ice Miller. Sarah has extensive experience serving both governmental and business clients. Sarah’s governmental experience includes serving as a member of Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC), as Assistant Legal Counsel for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Deputy Chief Counsel for Ohio Attorney General's office and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). While in private practice, Sarah assisted a wide range of clients on environmental matters including regulatory compliance and brownfields redevelopment.
Most recently, Sarah served as the Deputy Chief Legal Officer at the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). While there, Sarah was the lead attorney responsible for handling environmental compliance for SWACO operations and civil enforcement of SWACO rules. She was also responsible for major projects including negotiation and implementation of landfill gas/energy purchase agreements, litigation oversight, and developing and implementing reorganization of the legal department to improve use of internal legal resources resulting in significant cost savings and improved results and risk-management. Furthermore, Lynn was responsible for planning and directing the day-to-day legal services and direct management of departmental staff on matters involving environmental law, public contracting, real estate transactions, ethics and sunshine laws and labor and employment law.
Prior to working with SWACO, Sarah served on the Executive Staff of Ohio Attorney General where she oversaw several divisions of the Office including Consumer Protection, Environmental Enforcement, Public Utilities, Transportation, Health Care Fraud and Antitrust Enforcement. Sarah also represented public- and private- sector clients while engaged in private practice at Arter & Hadden (later, Bailey Cavalieri, LLC). Appointed by Governor Taft, Sarah also served as one of three Commissioners of the Environmental Review Appeals Commission where she presided over administrative appeals from actions taken by the state Environmental Protection Agency, Dept. of Natural Resources and Dept. of Agriculture.
"Public/Private Sector Divide - Making Transitions and Bridging the Gap," Ohio Women's Bar Association, Nov. 9, 2016
Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit, Emcee, May 19, 2016
"Risk Mitigation Strategies" Ohio Brownfield Conference - April 6-7, 2016
"Brownfields Redevelopment (Legal and Regulatory Issues)," Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) National Summit, Charleston, SC - Nov. 3-5, 2015