Austin T. Scarborough joined Young/Sommer in 2023 and focuses his area of practice on energy, environmental, and land use law. Prior to joining, Austin worked at other law firms in the Capital Region, where he assisted clients on various energy, environmental, land use, and cybersecurity matters. He provides counsel on matters such as environmental compliance, due diligence, and obtaining permits and approvals at local and state levels. He also regularly presents on wetlands issues and updates at the state and federal level.
Austin obtained his J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2021 with a Concentration in Energy Law. During law school, he devoted the majority of his coursework to energy and environmental law, worked in the Vermont Law School Energy Clinic where he helped clients obtain community solar approvals, and interned at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the Office of Administrative Legislation. Austin was also a member of the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Team and a Symposium Editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.
New York, 2022
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
B.S. in Public Relations and a Minor in Rhetoric, 2015
Presenter, New York and Federal Wetlands Law and Compliance, HalfMoon Education Inc., September 2022, June 2023
Coauthor, Improving the Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid: Phase 2 Report, Commissioned by Protect our Power, 2019
Author, Not If, But When: The Environmental Impact of Cybersecurity in the Electric Grid, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Watch List, 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New York State Bar Association, Member
Legal Assistant Information
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