Louise Dyble

  • One North Wacker Drive
    Suite 4400
    Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Louise Dyble is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, where she is a member of the firm’s Environmental Department. She focuses her practice on regulatory matters and litigation related to water, energy and air.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Louise was an associate in the California office of a major Chicago-based law firm. She has advised clients in the water, energy and manufacturing sectors on compliance and risks in relation to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and related state regulations. She has experience with all stages of environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, including appellate review. She has also advocated for and advised clients on matters involving multiple state and federal regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Independent System Operator.

Louise holds a Ph.D. in history and has published numerous award-winning articles and books addressing topics including urban economic policy, infrastructure finance, and agriculture and food security. As a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor, she presented research at a range of national and international symposia and conferences, and taught university courses related to U.S. political history, city and regional planning, and environmental policy. Her most recent academic research addressed questions of regional governance and development policy focusing on metropolitan areas in California and the Midwest.

Louise is a member of the Environmental Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. She has served on the transportation history committee of the Transportation Research Board, as a trustee of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, on the board of directors of the Urban History Association, on the editorial board of the Journal of Transport History, and as chair of the California Studies Association. She is an active member of San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal (SPUR) and has contributed to the work of TransForm.

Louise earned her J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2016, and a Ph.D. in U.S. history in 2003 and a B.A. in history, magna cum laude, in 1995 from the University of California, Berkeley. During law school, she published an analysis of California groundwater regulation in the California Law Review and participated in the National Moot Court Competition and the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition as a member of the board of advocates. She was also a member of the California Water Law Symposium and of Students for Economic and Environmental Justice.

Louise is admitted to practice in the state of California. She is not regularly admitted to practice in the state of Illinois.