David Schoenbrod is a professor at New York Law School and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. As a staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) during the 1970’s, he was a leader in the campaigns to get lead out of gasoline, reduce air pollution in Puerto Rico, and combat automotive pollution in New York City. His work on environmental justice began earlier as director of community development at the anti-poverty organization that Senator Robert Kennedy established in Bedford-Stuyvesant. His writings on environmental law and regulation appear in books, scholarly journals, and newspapers.
Richard B. Stewart has taught and written on environmental and administrative law for 35 years, first at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government and, since 1992, at New York University School of Law where he heads the Center on Environmental and Land Use Law. From 1989 to 1991 he served President George H. W. Bush as Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the prosecution of Exxon for the Exxon Valdez oil spill and played a central role in the development of the 1992 Rio Climate Change Convention. He is a longtime trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund, serving as its Chairman from 1981 to 1983. He has written extensively on economic incentives for environmental protection and federalism issues in environmental policy.
Katrina M. Wyman was born and raised in Canada and moved to the U.S. six years ago to teach at NYU. She is particularly interested in the use of property rights and market mechanisms for addressing environmental problems and has extensively studied the use of emissions trading and individual fishing quotas in different countries. Before studying law in Canada, she was a policy analyst in the Ontario government for several years.
Carol A. Casazza Herman was Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, and Assistant General Counsel of Pfizer Inc. from 2005 to 2007. In that capacity, she managed a multi-disciplinary team of technical, legal and medical professionals who supported the development, manufacture, and marketing of medicines in the areas of EHS compliance assurance, operational support, and stakeholder interactions. Prior to that, in her 18-year career at Pfizer, she headed up its EHS Legal Practice Group and counseled Pfizer on local, national and international legal issues in the context of business transactions, regulatory compliance, and policy advocacy. Previously, Carol served the U.S. EPA as both an Assistant Regional Counsel and Environmental Scientist in Region 2 (New York). She is a member of the board of directors of several environmental not-for-profits and is a Visiting Fellow at the Environmental Law Institute.
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Katherine Schoonover is an alumna of NYU School of Law who practiced corporate and securities law for many years, eventually becoming one of the first women to be made a partner at the New York firm of Shea & Gould. She left the practice of law to raise a family and pursue her interest in historic preservation. She is presently planning to return to the practice of law in the environmental field. She is a trustee and the Secretary and Treasurer of The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.