Amanda K. Beggs

Senior Counsel


Amanda Beggs is a senior counsel and environmental lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Energy Industry Team as well as the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team.

Amanda has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law and advises clients in development/redevelopment work, environmental compliance counseling, transactions and environmental litigation. Amanda provides counsel to clients regarding air emissions, waste management, water discharge permitting and compliance, best practices regarding emerging contaminants, and has advised clients in contested case proceedings and environmental litigation. Amanda counsels clients across a variety of industry sectors, from traditional energy and infrastructure matters to renewable energy projects, vehicle, equipment, engine, part and numerous other manufacturers.

Representative Matters

  • Advising clients regarding permitting, land use and environmental compliance relating to the development, construction, ownership and operation of renewable energy projects 
  • Advising clients regarding management of liabilities associated with historic releases of hazardous substances and working with buyers, sellers, investment funds and lenders to highlight and mitigate environmental risk in the context of corporate transactions
  • Counseling clients regarding compliance requirements arising under the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Clean Water Act, and state equivalents
  • Advising clients regarding compliance with the Clean Air Act, including requirements for stationary sources, as well as mobile sources with respect to certification requirements, warranty claims, defect reporting, and recall requirements
  • Assisting clients with responses to requests for information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies


  • Author, “’Death by a Thousand Straws’: Why and How the Great Lakes Council Should Define ‘Reasonable Water Supply Alternative’ Within the Great Lakes Compact,” Iowa Law Review, Vol. 100 (2014)

Community Engagement

  • Member of the board of directors, Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin


  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2015)
    • High distinction
    • Order of the Coif
    • Note & comment editor, Iowa Law Review
  • Rockhurst University (M.Ed., 2012)
  • Marquette University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2010)
    • Major: journalism; minor: economics


  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin