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Jake Levine

Associate and Policy Advisor

Jake Levine is a member of the firm’s Public Policy Practice Group, and its Clean Energy and Climate Industry Group. Mr. Levine advises clients on a variety of public policy, legislative, regulatory, and business matters related to clean energy, climate, water, transportation, and technology.

Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Levine held a number of senior positions at the intersection of clean energy policy and technology. Mr. Levine served most recently as Senior Counsel and Principal Consultant to California State Senator Fran Pavley, where he led a team focused on state policy related to climate change, electric vehicles, energy storage, drought and water policy. As part of his duties in the State Senate, Mr. Levine led the successful campaign to draft, design, and enact SB 32 (Pavley) and AB 197 (Garcia), new climate and environmental justice legislation in California.

  • Representing coalition of major power companies challenging U.S. EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule (D.C. Cir. Case No. 19-1140).
  • Representing coalition of major power companies challenging U.S. EPA’s and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program (D.C. Cir. Case No. 19-1230; D.D.C. Case No. 1:19-cv-02826-KBJ) and SAFE Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 (D.C. Cir. Case No. 20-1145).
  • Representing four major electric utilities challenging EPA’s decision that regulation of hazardous air pollutant emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants is not appropriate and necessary and defending against challenges to EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (D.C. Circuit Case No. 20-1160).
  • Represented conservation organization as amicus curiae in case brought by the United States challenging the linkage between California’s and Quebec’s cap-and-trade programs (E.D. Cal. Case No. 2:19-cv-02142-WBS-EFB).

Previous Experience

  • Senior Counsel and Principal Consultant to California State Senator Fran Pavley
  • Chief of Staff to President of a multi-national software and behavioral science technology firm
  • White House Office of Energy and Climate Change, Policy Advisor