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Alessandra Papa



Alessandra is an associate in the administrative law section of Naman Howell’s Austin office. Alessandra’s practice focuses primarily on matters involving energy regulation and public utilities law, including matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Before joining Naman Howell, Alessandra worked at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6.

During law school, Alessandra served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Environmental Law Journal. She also served as the Journal’s Symposium Director for the inaugural Symposium on Legal System Changes to Address Climate Change and the Energy Transition, which won the American Bar Association’s State or Local Bar Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award. Alessandra also spent two semesters advocating for clients before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the environmental law clinic, and her work has been published in the Environmental Law Reporter and Texas Environmental Law Journal.

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Speaking Engagements

Panelist - Emerging Leader Perspectives on Ethics and Professional Responsibility on Climate and Energy Transition panel, Texas Symposium on Climate Change and Energy Transition


Crossed Wires and Split Circuits: Transmission Rights of First Refusal, Environmental Law Reporter May 2023

Legislative Impacts on Renewable Energy Production, Texas Environmental Law Journal Vol. 52.1


  • State of Texas


University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with Honors, 2023

  • Texas Environmental Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief Vol. 53, Symposium Director Vol. 52
  • High Grade Award, Oil and Gas Law
  • Environmental Clinic, Student Attorney
  • Texas Energy Law Association Scholarship, Chris Marshall Endowed Presidential Scholarship, Scholarship in Environmental Justice Law

Texas A&M University, B.S. magna cum laude in Geography, 2018

  • Bronze Medal in Geosciences, 2018
  • University of Glasgow, Study Abroad, 2017

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