Erin Potter Sullenger is an associate practicing in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. She is a member of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Administrative & Regulatory, Litigation & Trial and Indian Law & Gaming Practice Groups and is the leader of the firm’s AgriBusiness team.
Erin’s practice focuses primarily on regulatory matters for clients before state and federal administrative agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers. She also represents clients in litigation matters where a regulatory or environmental matter is involved. Erin represents clients from the automotive, construction, oil and gas, real estate development, manufacturing and utility industries. Representative matters include:
- Petitioning the U.S. EPA to reconsider a final rule under the Clean Air Act
- Advising and counseling clients on permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act
- Preparing permit applications for several different programs under the Toxic Control Substances Act
- Advising clients on environmental risks associated with commercial real estate transactions
- Managing litigations with issues related to the Safe Drinking Water Act
- Advising and counseling clients on compliance with the FDA’s menu labeling rule
Prior to joining the firm, Erin clerked for the Honorable Gregory K. Frizzell in the Northern District of Oklahoma and served as an honors law clerk at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the water enforcement division of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Washington, D.C.
Erin received her Juris Doctor from The University of Tulsa College of Law, where she graduated with highest honors and earned a certificate in Sustainable Energy and Resources Law. Erin served on the executive board of the Energy Law Journal and was the student editor in chief of the 2012 Year in Review for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. She also served as a law clerk for Federal Magistrate Judge T. Lane Wilson in the Northern District of Oklahoma.
In addition to her law degree, Erin holds a Master of Science from the University of Virginia. She had the distinguished honor of presenting her research on biogenic hydrocarbon photochemical processes at the 2004 Gordon Research Conference in Barga, Italy. While completing a double Bachelor of Arts in environmental science and environmental thought and practice, Erin interned as an environmental scientist at Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc. where she gained practical and technical experience in groundwater and soil remediation applications and techniques. She completed a second internship at Merck & Co., Inc. where she served as an environmental engineer intern and gained practical experience with a variety of regulatory compliance issues at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
As an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Erin serves as co-chair of the special committee for the section’s Year in Review, acts as a liaison with student editors at the University of Tulsa and speaks at symposiums and conferences on behalf of the committee. Erin is also active in the Institute for Energy Law Young Energy Professionals Committee where she serves as co-chair of the Publications Subcommittee and is active in the Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section where she serves as Secretary. In addition to these leadership positions, Erin is an active member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society, Federal Bar Association, and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.