Avalyn Taylor JD ’09
Avalyn Taylor JD ’09 has joined Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth with considerable experience in environmental policy and law, having worked in government, nonprofits, and private practice. Most recently, she clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman. Previously, Taylor was an associate at a Portland litigation boutique, where her practice involved a variety of complex litigation and regulatory matters, including environmental law, white-collar criminal defense, and civil rights. Taylor acquired significant experience in environmental policy and federal government relations while serving as policy counsel in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities during the years immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and then handling public policy and government relations in the Gulf Coast region for the Nature Conservancy. She also has conducted federal government relations work for the Nature Conservancy in Oregon, and has worked as a field representative for a U.S. congressional representative on natural resources and environmental issues. While a student, Taylor was associate editor of the journal Animal Law. She also served as the law student representative on Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees and as an extern for U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman.