Sonali Dohale

Sonali Dohale


Sonali Dohale focuses her practice on compliance counseling, environmental due diligence and environmental litigation under state and federal statutes. Sonali’s experience at government regulatory agencies and her background in civil and environmental engineering help give her insight into both the legal and technical challenges faced by her clients.

In addition, Sonali assists clients engaged in international trade with a variety of federal regulatory issues, including matters related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), sanctions programs imposed by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and U.S. import and customs laws. She also assists companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions with Exon-Florio filings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Prior to entering private practice, Sonali served as a law clerk in the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, where she researched and drafted decisions regarding a variety of health and safety issues arising under the Mine Act.



  • Oil and gas, hydraulic fracturing
  • Water resources and treatment
  • Mine safety and health law
  • Clean Water Act compliance and permitting
  • Clean Air Act compliance
  • National Environmental Policy Act

International Trade:

  • Export controls
  • Economic sanctions
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
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  • Attorney Advisor, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Office of Administrative Law Judges, 2012-2015
  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Litigation, Special Litigation and Projects Division, 2011
  • Water Treatment Intern, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, 2008
  • Civil Engineering Intern, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, 2006-2007


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2012
    • Development Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
    • Member, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology
    • Member, Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, The George Washington University, 2009
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin