Hillary N. Vedvig


Hillary N. Vedvig


Hillary Vedvig is a business lawyer in the Environmental Practice with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is also  a member of the Energy Industry Team. During law school, Hillary worked for the Ombudsperson Institute of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo, as a legal advisor and for the European Human Rights Advocacy Center, London, UK, as a legal intern. Hillary directed the Life Worth Living Fellowship and directed the Palliative Care Medical Legal Partnership.

Hillary advises clients in all areas of environmental law, including environmental compliance counseling, transactions, and environmental litigation. Hillary has advised clients in contested case proceedings and environmental litigation and provides counsel to clients regarding permitting requirements related to air emissions, waste management, and water discharges, and on a variety of compliance matters related to chemicals and chemical usage, including under California’s Proposition 65.

Hillary assists clients with sustainability reporting and works on a variety of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) issues. Hillary also works extensively on environmental and permitting matters related to the design, development and operation of renewable energy projects. Hillary has drafted conservation easements relating to agricultural land in Wisconsin.

Awards and Recognition

  • Wisconsin Law Journal Up and Coming Lawyers Award (April, 2021)
  • Outstanding Service Award by the Dane County Bar Association for work with the Eviction Defense Project, providing free legal services to low-income individuals facing eviction (May, 2019)

Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair of the Climate Reality Wisconsin Chapter (2020 – present)
  • Madison Ballet Board Member and Chair of HR, Recruitment and Governance Committee (2020 – present)
  • Outrider Foundation Board Member (2019 – present)
  • Co-founder, Sustainable Saplings, an organization growing awareness and educating Wisconsin and the Midwest on climate change and sustainable practices (2019 – present)

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, “Agricultural Rural Takings: When Government Buys the Farm,” Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Vol. 24 (2020)
  • Co-Author, “Forced into Breaking the Law: the Criminalization of Homelessness in Connecticut,” Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic (2016)
  • Author, “Legal Analysis of Sexual Harassment Against Women in Public Spaces in Kosovo,” Ex-Officio Report for the Ombudsperson of Human Rights (2015)
21 September 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Knowles Corporation in Acquisition of Cornell Dubilier

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Knowles Corporation, a leading global supplier of high performance components and solutions, including ceramic capacitors and radio frequency filters, advanced medtech microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio solutions, in entering a definitive agreement to acquire Cornell Dubilier.
06 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents nVent in Agreement to Acquire ECM Industries

Foley & Lardner LLP represented nVent Electric plc, a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, in its agreement to acquire ECM Investors, LLC, the parent of ECM Industries, LLC, for a purchase price of $1.1 billion, subject to customary adjustments.
14 February 2023 Blogs

RENEW Wisconsin Renewable Energy Summit

Foley recently sponsored the eleventh annual Renewable Energy Summit in Madison, Wisconsin
13 December 2022 Events

Status of Federal and State ESG Laws

In this webinar, Foley and Lardner attorneys will provide an overview of the current status of laws, regulations, and initiatives on ESG and will provide a roadmap for navigating how these laws may impact your business now and in the future.
13 October 2022 Press Releases

Foley Advises RWE in $6.8B Acquisition of Con Edison’s Clean Energy Businesses

Foley & Lardner LLP served as co-counsel for RWE AG, a leading renewable energy company, in its recent purchase agreement with Con Edison, Inc., for all shares in Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., for a purchase price based on an enterprise value of $6.8 billion.
06 July 2022 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Top Legal Issues Facing the Manufacturing Sector in 2022

As the global economy faces the third year of the pandemic, manufacturers are no longer focused on figuring out when things will return to “normal.”