Rachel Aramburu counsels clients in environmental matters such as financial assurance, environmental enforcement defense, and mergers and acquisitions, among others.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Rachel performed paper mill and box plant internal environmental audits. Immediately after law school she was assistant regional counsel, honors fellow, with the U.S. EPA, where she negotiated settlements and counseled the agency in matters regarding the Clean Water Act, FIFRA, and EPCRA. While attending law school, Rachel was an extern with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Department of Environmental Quality, and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Idaho.


Vermont Law School, J.D., 2020; Co-Chair, Environmental Justice Law Society; Academic Excellence Award for the Highest Grade in Torts

Green Mountain College, B.A., Environmental Studies, w/ concentration in Policy, 2018, magna cum laude; Teaching Assistant: Animal Law and Policy & Public Policy and the Environment; thesis research on Federal-State interplay regarding state water rights




  • Negotiated a Clean Air Act settlement involving a fatal explosion and subsequent EPA inspection. 
  • Wrote a successful 9th circuit appellate brief. 
  • Intervened on behalf of a paper company in a Utility and Transportation Commission hearing involving the freedom of a company to choose their own contractor. 
  • Negotiated CWA settlements for the government. 
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