Averil Edwards is Managing Counsel – Environmental, Health & Safety at United Airlines, Inc., where she provides legal advice to the company’s business units on a wide variety of regulatory matters including environmental, occupational health and safety, and food safety. Averil also serves on the Legal Department's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and on the leadership team of the Company's Multicultural Business Resource Group.
Previously, Averil was an associate at a large law firm, where she represented clients in rulemaking proceedings and enforcement actions before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and numerous state agencies, participated in environmental and complex commercial litigation, and advised on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions.
Averil is a member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago and the Chicago Bar Association.
Averil received a B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Oakwood University in 2002 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005.
Managing Counsel - Environmental, Health & Safety
Areas of Practice
Administrative & Regulatory
Environment, Energy & Resources
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