Richard Frank

Executive Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law

Richard Frank joined Boalt Hall in 2006 and now serves as the executive director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE). He has led a 30-year career in California government handling litigation on the management of public lands, regional land use planning programs and energy resource development, and where he served as the chief deputy attorney general for the California Department of Justice.

Daniel A. Farber

Director, Environmental Law Program, Berkeley Law School

Currently at Berkeley Law, Dan Farber has written and taught at a variety of institutions on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. He is a pioneer in the emerging field of Disaster Law, which examines legal issues related to society’s ability to deal effectively with the aftermath of catastrophes and the risk of future disasters.

Holly D. Doremus

Faculty Co-Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, Berkeley Law School

Holly Doremus is a highly-regarded environmental law scholar who holds a joint appointment at Boalt and at the School of Law at the UC Davis. She has co-authored papers with economists and ecologists, and has been a member of two National Research Council review committees. Doremus brings a strong background in life sciences and a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship to her work at Berkeley Law.

Georgetown Team

Peter Byrne

Faculty Director, Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute
Faculty Director, State-Federal Climate Resource Center

Professor Byrne joined the Law Center faculty in 1985. After graduation from the University of Virginia law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Frank Coffin and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell and then worked as an associate with the D.C. firm of Covington & Burling. He teaches and writes in the areas of Property, Land Use, Constitutional Law, and Higher Education Law and Policy. He served as Associate Dean for the JD Program from 1997 to 2000. He was John Carroll Research Professor in 1996-97.

Vicki Arroyo

Executive Director, Georgetown State and Federal Climate Resource Center

Vicki Arroyo is the Executive Director of the newly launched Georgetown State and Federal Climate Resource Center housed at Georgetown University Law Center where she is also a Visiting Professor. She previously served at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, most recently as the Pew Center’s Vice President, Domestic Policy and General Counsel.

ELI Team

Leslie Carothers

President, Environmental Law Institute

Leslie Carothers became President of the Environmental Law Institute in 2003, but has spent the last 35 years as an environmentalist, working in both the public and private sectors. In addition, she has taught environmental regulation as an adjunct lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry of Environmental Studies and has served on the boards of several environmental organizations, including the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

Bruce Myers

Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute

Bruce Myers is a Senior Attorney with ELI and works on the Institute’s U.S. and international programs. His domestic research centers on constitutional environmental law in the courts, protection of water resources, industrial agriculture, and chemical regulation, and his international focus is in Africa, where he has played a key role in the Liberia Forest Initiative.

Jay Austin

Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute

Jay Austin directs the Institute’s Endangered Environmental Laws Program, a major initiative focusing on the intersection of U.S. constitutional and environmental law and recent trends in the federal courts. In that role, he produces scholarly research and commentary on environmental litigation; key areas of constitutional law; and on proposals to amend major federal laws like the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act.

Conference Speakers

Honorable Peter W. Hall

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Judge Hall was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit on July 7, 2004, and entered on duty that same day. Prior to his appointment, Judge Hall was the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont and for fifteen years he was in the private practice of law as a shareholder in the Rutland, Vermont law firm of Reiber, Kenlan, Schwiebert, Hall & Facey, P.C.

Kenneth P. Alex

Office of the Attorney General, State of California

Ken Alex is Senior Assistant Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office. Formerly the supervising deputy attorney in the Environment Section, Public Rights Division of the AG’s office, he has long been a recognized expert in environmental law and enforcement in California, and has been a member of and advisor to the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section for many years.

Akhil R. Amar

Yale Law School

Akhil Reed Amar is currently the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. In 1995 the National Law Journal named him as one of 40 “Rising Stars in the Law,” and in 1997 The American Lawyer placed him on their “Public Sector 45” list. His work on the Bill of Rights also earned the ABA Certificate of Merit and the Yale University Press Governor’s Award.

David Bookbinder

Senior Attorney, Chief Climate Counsel, Sierra Club

David Bookbinder is Sierra Club’s Chief Climate Counsel. He has litigated cases under most of the federal environmental statutes and, after joining Sierra Club in 2002, is now responsible for the Club’s climate litigation and legal issues arising from global warming legislation.

William W. Buzbee

Emory Law School

William W. Buzbee is a Professor of Law, Director of the Emory Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, and a Director of Emory’s new Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance. He was an attorney-fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and did environmental, land use and litigation work for the New York City law firm, Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler.

Raymond B. Ludwiszewski

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Raymond B. Ludwiszewski is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He joined the firm’s Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group after spending eight years in senior legal positions in the U.S. government dealing with environmental regulatory issues and litigation in the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department. Before joining EPA, Mr. Ludwiszewski held a number of senior positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, focusing on environmental litigation.

Wm. Robert Irvin

Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs
Defenders of Wildlife

Robert Irvin is Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at Defenders of Wildlife. Prior to his work at Defenders, Bob served as Director of U.S. Conservation for World Wildlife Fund; Vice President for Marine Wildlife Conservation and General Counsel for the Center for Marine Conservation; and Counsel and Director of the Fisheries and Wildlife Division, National Wildlife Federation.

Douglas T. Kendall

President, Constitutional Accountability Center

Doug is founder and President of the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC), and has helped launch and direct the Judging the Environment Project, a comprehensive effort to highlight the environmental stakes in the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and appointments to the federal bench.

Honorable Edwin S. Kneedler

Deputy U.S. Solicitor General

Richard J. Lazarus

Georgetown University Law Center

Richard Lazarus is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Faculty Director of their Supreme Court Institute. Beyond Georgetown, Professor Lazarus has represented the United States, state and local governments, and environmental groups in 40 cases in front of the United States Supreme Court. His primary areas of legal scholarship are environmental and natural resources law, with particular emphasis on constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

Bradford C. Mank

University of Cincinnati College of Law

Bradford Mank served as the Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut for two years before joining the University of Cincinnati College of Law faculty in 1991. Since then, he has authored many articles and book chapters on environmental justice, regulatory reform, and statutory interpretation and worked with the City of Cincinnati on a number of environmental ordinances and implementation matters, including climate change, environmental justice, recycling, and air pollution issues.

James R. May

Widener Law School

James R. May is a Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Graduate Engineering at Widener University. Professor May is also the founder and co-director of the law school’s Master’s of Marine Policy (MMP) program, the founder and immediate past executive director and president of the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center, and co-founder and past co-director of the Eastern Environmental Law Center.

Doug Kysar

Yale Law School

Douglas Kysar is Professor of Law at Yale University where he teaches and writes in the areas of tort law, products liability, risk regulation, international environmental law, and risk regulation. His forthcoming book, Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity, explores limitations of the turn toward risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and other elite knowledge structures in the determination of environmental law and policy.

Michael W. Evans

K&L Gates LLP

Michael Evans is a partner at K&L Gates, concentrating on federal tax legislation.  In this capacity, he has worked extensively on various tax bills, including the 2004 JOBS Act and the recent legislation regarding the tax rules for pensions and non-profit organizations.  His current clients include Starbucks, the Weyerhaeuser Company, and the American Institute of Architects.

Robert L. Glicksman

George Washington University Law School

Rob Glicksman is the J.B & Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the George Washington University Law School.  Professor Glicksman has expertise in both of the two main branches of environmental law, pollution control and public natural resources law.  His recent research has focused largely on climate change issues, public natural resources issues, and the intersection of the two.

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