Louise Dyble is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, where she is a member of the firm's Environmental Department. She focuses her practice on regulatory matters and litigation related to water, energy and air.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Louise was an associate in the California office of a major Chicago-based law firm. She has advised clients in the water, energy and manufacturing sectors on compliance and risks in relation to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and related state regulations. She has experience with all stages of environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, including appellate review. She has also advocated for and advised clients on matters involving multiple state and federal regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Independent System Operator.
Louise holds a Ph.D. in history and has published numerous award-winning articles and books addressing topics including urban economic policy, infrastructure finance, and agriculture and food security. As a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor, she presented research at a range of national and international symposia and conferences, and taught university courses related to U.S. political history, city and regional planning, and environmental policy. Her most recent academic research addressed questions of regional governance and development policy focusing on metropolitan areas in California and the Midwest.
During law school, she published an analysis of California groundwater regulation in the California Law Review and participated in the National Moot Court Competition and the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition as a member of the board of advocates. She was also a member of the California Water Law Symposium and of Students for Economic and Environmental Justice.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Environmental Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
Member, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Member, transportation history committee of the Transportation Research Board
Trustee, Society for American City and Regional Planning History
Board of directors, Urban History Association
Editorial board, Journal of Transport History
Chair, California Studies Association
Member, San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal (SPUR)