Vidhya V. Iyer

Vidhya V. Iyer is a First-Year Associate in the environmental practice group. She focuses on environmental litigation. Vidhya is excited to join Askin & Hooker and eager to help her clients with various environmental issues.

Before joining Askin & Hooker, Vidhya gained experience from the Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA), she has drafted a guidance guidebook on RCRA and CWA for staff attorneys, probono attorneys, and others.

Before that, Vidhya assisted senior attorneys at ELI in drafting two guidance publications focusing on the Montreal Protocol compliance and enforcement for the United Nations Environmental Programme. Vidhya Also interned with EPA, where she assisted EPA’s attorneys and scientists in EPA’s guidance document focusing on per-and-polyfluorinated alkyl substances.

Vidhya has gained extensive administrative and litigation skills while interning with various government agencies, including EEOC, Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey, NLRB, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and Superior Court of New Jersey. Vidhya has earned her LL.M. in environmental law from the University of Maryland School of Law and has published articles in Georgetown Environmental Law Review and William and Mary Environmental Law Review.

Vidhya possesses in-depth knowledge in regulatory and policy analysis, including RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, CAA, NEPA, and FIFRA. Vidhya earned her J.D. from Michigan State University School of Law and has published two articles on constitutional law and international civil procedure. Vidhya brings extensive environmental law research experience to the firm. Vidhya got accepted at the American Bar Association (ABA), Environmental Law Section, where she serves as a Vice-Chair in the Waste and Resource Recovery Committee for 2021-2022.

Vidhya enjoys research and writing on various topics in environmental law for possible publications. Vidhya lives in Sussex County with her husband and two children. In her free time, Vidhya likes to spend her time with her family and exploring natural & scenic places.