Shailesh Sahay

Counsel - Washington, D.C.

Shailesh Sahay
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Shailesh Sahay is one of the leading energy and environmental attorneys in the nation. He comes to Foley Hoag after serving for over six years as in-house counsel to the largest renewable fuels producer in the world, and as acting general counsel of the largest renewable fuels trade association. He directs legal and policy strategy on climate, environmental, and sustainability issues at the federal, state, and international levels. As an attorney in Foley Hoag's Energy & Climate group, he represents clients in a variety of industries, helping them shape laws through legislative and regulatory advocacy, then helping them maximize value under established legal frameworks by obtaining regulatory approvals and ensuring regulatory compliance. 

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  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2007
  • Harvard College, A.B., Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2002



Professional Experience

  • POET, LLC, Senior Regulatory Counsel
  • Growth Energy, Acting General Counsel
  • Cambridge Environmental Inc., Staff Scientist


  • Leadership Council, Environmental Law Institute, Member (2017 – present)
  • Low Carbon Fuel Coalition, Board of Directors & Secretary (2019 – present)


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  • District of Columbia