Regina has over a decade of legal practice experience in litigation, administrative, and transactional law. She began her career as a corporate associate at King & Spalding in Atlanta and worked on a number of mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing deals. She clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee before joining McKee Nelson (now part of Morgan Lewis) as a litigation associate in New York. After five years of litigating complex, high-stakes cases, Regina transitioned to teaching as a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola. She taught Lawyering I and II, Challenges in Advocacy, and Transactional Drafting. She also practiced part-time with Conservation Force in Metairie. This non-profit organization’s mission relies upon the contributions of sportsmen and woman as a “force for conservation.” It pioneered “enhancement permitting” under the Endangered Species Act. Regina works on import permits and proof of enhancement to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She regularly interacts with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and recently argued before the USFWS Director for the second time. She also handles a range of lawsuits, from defending the USFWS decision to issue black rhino import permits in federal District Courts in D.C. and Virginia, to writing the briefs and arguing against airline cargo embargos in the U.S. Appellate Court for the Fifth Circuit, to challenging state laws that threaten enhancement permits in federal District Court in New Jersey.
Regina is incredibly excited to rejoin the faculty as an adjunct professor teaching Lawyering.
J.D., Duke University School of Law