Ariel E. Braunstein represents clients in regulatory and adjudicatory matters before the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the US Department of Energy (DOE), and the US Department of Labor (DOL). Ariel assists companies in the commercial nuclear industry and in the DOE nuclear energy complex in a variety of matters, including, among others, conducting confidential internal investigations. She counsels clients on nuclear exports and trade compliance matters before the DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). She also supports clients in multimillion dollar settlement claims against the US Government for its failure to accept spent fuel from nuclear utilities.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Ariel clerked at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and worked in the NNSA Office of General Counsel.
The George Washington University Law School, 2019, J.D.
George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, 2019, M.A., Security Policy Studies
Villanova University, 2015, B.A., Arab and Islamic Studies and Spanish Language and Literature, cum laude
District of Columbia
Summer Intern to Judge Robert R. Rigsby of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (2016)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016, 2019)