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- J.D., New York University
- B.A., University of South Carolina
- Law and Public Affairs (SPEA V184) (Summer Session 01 2020)
- Environmental Law and Regulation (SPEA E476) (Fall 2020)
Lane McFadden holds a BA in Speech and Communication (with a minor in Theater) from the University of South Carolina Honors College, and a JD from New York University Law School where he graduated cum laude. He served as a judicial law clerk to both the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (in Fairbanks, Alaska) and the Honorable Loren A. Smith on the United States Court of Federal Claims (in Washington, D.C.).
He now works as a senior attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration, specializing in noise and air pollution litigation related to airports and air traffic. He previously spent nearly 15 years as an appellate attorney for the United States Department of Justice, at the Environment and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C.
He has served as lead counsel for the United States in approximately 75 matters, and presented more than 40 oral arguments to the federal courts of appeals and one state supreme court. He was primary drafter of briefs to the United States Supreme Court in five matters and advised the Solicitor General in numerous others. His practice addresses a wide range of environmental, aviation, land management, nuclear regulatory, religious freedom, and Indian gaming issues.
McFadden moved from Washington, D.C. to Bloomington in 2018, with his family. His wife, Anne McFadden, is Assistant Dean of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. His daughter is in grade school, and enjoys musical theater and playing the drums. His cat's name is Leo, and he is a good boy.
His prior teaching experience includes:
- Law and Public Affairs at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Fall 2018)
- Legal Research and Writing at the American University Washington College of Law (2008-2009)
- Introduction to Long-Form Improvisational Comedy at the Washington Improv Theater in Washington, D.C. (2008-2010)