Symposium Participant Bios


Kate Adams is Vice President and General Counsel of Honeywell Specialty Materials. She has served as a law clerk to then-Chief Judge Stephen Breyer on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, a trial attorney in the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She has also been a partner in the law firm of Sidley Austin in New York City. She has served on the board of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the Catskill Mountainkeeper, as well as other non-profit organizations 

Jonathan H. Adler is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His work on environmental law and policy has appeared in publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Supreme Court Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Before joining the faculty at CWRU, he directed the environmental studies program at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. 

Geoff Anderson is the President and CEO of Smart Growth America. He previously served for 13 years at the U.S. EPA where he helped create and headed the Agency’s Smart Growth Program. In addition, he was instrumental in the creation of the National Vacant Properties Campaign, The LEED for Neighborhood Development Certification program, and the Governors’ Institute for Community Design. He has co-authored numerous publications. His work has included direct technical assistance with smart growth implementation in communities nationwide including Cheyenne, WY, Prince George’s County, MD, and Atlanta, GA. Geoff received a Masters Degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Kai S. Anderson is a senior vice president of Cassidy & Associates, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm. His expertise includes the areas of energy, agriculture, mining, and the environment. For almost six years prior to joining Cassidy, he was an aide and senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, eventually becoming Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to his post with Senator Reid, Dr. Anderson served as a Congressional Science Fellow in the office of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, where he worked on climate change and energy, conservation, fisheries, science and agricultural issues. He holds a B.S. in geology and a Ph.D. in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford University and has been the recipient of numerous academic and teaching honors. 

John S. Applegate is Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington. He currently serves as faculty advisor in the Office of the President of Indiana University. His teaching and research focuses on the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous wastes. He has also served in various volunteer capacities with the U.S. Department of Energy and National Research Council committees on the clean-up of nuclear waste. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Edward S. Smith of the Federal Circuit and as an associate with Covington & Burling. 

Chang-Hee Christine Bae is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interests include transportation, air quality, land use planning and urban sprawl, environmental equity, globalization and international planning. Among her many publications, she has co-edited three books, Urban Sprawl in Western Europe and the United States, The Impact of Globalization on Urban Development and Road Congestion Pricing in Europe and Its Implications for the United States. 

Michael Bean, an attorney, is Chair of the Wildlife Program at the Environmental Defense Fund and co-directs its Center for Conservation Incentives. A nationally recognized expert on wildlife law, he is a co-author, with Melanie Rowland, of The Evolution of National Wildlife Law (1997). His recent work focuses on the role of privately owned land in the conservation of endangered species, and on the use of incentives to garner the cooperation of private landowners. He is a 1973 graduate of Yale Law School. 

Vicki Been is the Elihu Root Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a joint research center of NYU Law School and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. She is a leading scholar in the area of environmental justice and co-author, with Robert Ellickson, of the leading land use casebook, Land Use Controls. Been is a 1983 graduate of NYU Law and has clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the Southern District of New York and for Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

David T. Buente, Jr. is the head of Sidley Austin’s environmental group and concentrates on the defense of federal enforcement action and toxic tort suits. From 1985 to 1990, he was Chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, at the U.S. Department of Justice, directing all federal civil and criminal environmental enforcement litigation. Before that, he was a Department of Justice trial attorney and served with the Interior Department and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. 

Marcia Bystryn is the executive director of the New York League of Conservation Voters, a statewide environmental advocacy organization. Prior to coming to the League, she was at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where she oversaw the agency’s environmental policy. Before that, Ms. Bystryn served as Assistant NYC Sanitation Commissioner, where she was responsible for the implementation of New York City’s recycling program. She also served as executive director of the Moreland Act Commission on New York State’s Deposit Law and deputy director of the Twentieth Century Fund, a public policy foundation. Ms. Bystryn holds a B.A. in history and a Ph.D. in sociology. 

Jonathan Z. Cannon is professor and Director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program at the University of Virginia School of Law. From 1992 to 1998, he served as assistant administrator for administration and resources management and as general counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency. His publications include articles on environmental program design and on the Supreme Court’s environmental decisions. Cannon serves as a member of the Albemarle County Planning Commission. 

Leslie Carothers is President of the Environmental Law Institute, an independent education and policy research organization focused on advancing environmental protection by improving law and governance. She began her environmental career in the air pollution program of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington and advanced to Enforcement Director and Deputy Regional Administrator in the New England Region. After serving as environmental counsel to PPG Industries, she was appointed Connecticut’s Commissioner of Environment. She later served for 11 years as Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety for United Technologies Corporation. She is a graduate of Smith College and Harvard Law School and holds a master’s degree in environmental law from George Washington University. 

Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also director of the Penn Program on Regulation. He previously spent a dozen years on the faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he served as the chair of the school’s Regulatory Policy Program. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the Stanford and Vanderbilt law schools, and he currently serves as a founding editor of the international, peer-reviewed journal, Regulation & Governance. 

Robert Crandall is a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program of the Brookings Institution and a Founder of Criterion Economics, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm. His research has focused on telecommunications regulation, cable television regulation, environmental policy, the effects of trade policy in the steel and automobile industries, and the changing regional structure of the U.S. economy. He was a Johnson Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has taught economics at Northwestern University, MIT, the University of Maryland, and George Washington University, and the Stanford in Washington Program. Prior to assuming his current position at Brookings, Mr. Crandall served as assistant, acting, and deputy director for the Council on Wage and Price Stability. 

Joshua Eagle teaches property, natural resources, and ocean and coastal law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He has written about fisheries regulation, marine environmental law, and property law. His current research focuses on ocean zoning and on the role of agencies in managing public property. Prior to arriving in South Carolina, Eagle was co-founder and director of the Stanford Fisheries Policy Project. He has served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Justice Department and as wildlife counsel for the National Audubon Society. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins (B.A.), Colorado State University (M.S., Forest Sciences), and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.). 

E. Donald Elliott is chair of the worldwide Environmental, Health and Safety Department of the 600-lawyer, international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, as well as an adjunct professor at Yale and Georgetown Law Schools. He previously was General Counsel of the EPA under Administrator William Reilly and held the Cornell Chair in environmental law and litigation at Yale Law School. He is the author of over 50 academic articles in the fields of environmental law, administrative law and procedure and has a particular interest in improving the relationship between law and science. He currently serves on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Daniel C. Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University with appointments in the Environment and Law Schools. He serves as Director of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale and the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. He is the author or editor of nine books and a number of articles on the environment, and is also the co-author of a recent prize-winning book,Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage. Prior to taking up his current position at Yale, Professor Esty was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Economics and served in a variety of senior positions on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

David H. Festa is the Associate Vice President, West Coast, and Director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Oceans Program, which seeks to apply innovative approaches that align environmental and economic interests guided by strong conservation goals. He was previously director of policy and strategic planning at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Peter Gordon is a professor in the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development. He is also attached to USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE). Gordon’s research interests are in applied urban economics and policy analysis, including the spatial and institutional evolution of cities. He and his colleagues have developed various economic impact models which they apply to the study of the effects of infrastructure investments or disruptions from natural events or terrorist attacks. He has consulted for local, state and federal agencies, the World Bank, the United Nations and many private groups. 

James L. Huffman is the Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Professor Huffman served as dean of Lewis & Clark from 1993 to 2006. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Oregon, Athens University (Greece), Auckland University (New Zealand) and Universidad Francisco Marroquin (Guatemala). Professor Huffman has taught water law, natural resources law, jurisprudence, constitutional law and torts and has written extensively on water and other natural resource and environmental issues. He is a graduate of Montana State University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Chicago Law School. 

Lawrence S. Huntington is chairman of the Woods Hole Research Center. He previously served as chairman of the board of World Wildlife Fund, New York Law School, and Fiduciary Trust Company International. 

Brian D. Israel is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter LLP. Brian is an experienced environmental lawyer and litigator. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Brian was an Honors Trial Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. While at NYU, Brian served as Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Environmental Law Journal. 

David Johnson is a visiting professor of law at New York Law School. He is a faculty member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy where he directs the Certificate of Mastery in Digital Law Practice Technology program. In addition, he is working on the development of new types of “graphical groupware” software products. He recently retired as a partner of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where his practice focused primarily on the wide variety of issues associated with electronic commerce. He helped to write the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and was involved in discussions leading to the Framework for Global Electronic Commerce. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Yale. 

Bradley C. Karkkainen is professor of law and Henry J. Fletcher Chair at the University of Minnesota Law School, and a founding fellow of the University’s interdisciplinary Institute on the Environment. Prior to joining the Minnesota faculty, he was associate professor at Columbia Law School and visiting professor at the University of California-Berkeley. His research and teaching center on environmental and natural resources law, with a particular focus on innovative regulatory instruments. He has also been a frequent Guest Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Marine Policy Center. 

Nathaniel Keohane is Director of Economic Policy and Analysis at EDF, working primarily on climate policy for the United States. Dr. Keohane’s research focuses on the design and performance of market-based environmental policies. He has published articles in various academic journals and is the author (with Sheila Olmstead) of Markets and the Environment (Island Press, 2007). From 2001 to 2007, he held joint appointments at the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Keohane received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 2001 and his B.A. from Yale College in 1993. 

Jee Mee Kim is a vice president and director of planning at Sam Schwartz PLLC. Prior to joining Sam Schwartz PLLC, she was a Program Assistant at the Natural Resources Defense Council focusing on New York City’s drinking water and recycling programs. 

Richard Lazarus is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches environmental law, natural resources law, and Supreme Court advocacy. He has a B.S. from the University of Illinois in chemistry and a B.A. in economics, and a law degree from Harvard. He previously worked for the Justice Department, in the Environment Division and Solicitor General’s Office, where he was Assistant to the Solicitor General. He has represented the federal and state and local governments and environmentalists in the Supreme Court in 37 cases and has presented oral argument 12 times. Recent books include The Making of Environmental Law (U. Chicago 2004), and Environmental Law Stories (Aspen Press, 2005 co-edited with O. Houck). 

Peter Lehner is the Executive Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He previously served as chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau under New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, where he supervised all environmental litigation by the state, prosecuting a wide variety of polluters and developing innovative multi-state strategies targeting global warming, acid rain, and smog-causing emissions from the country’s largest electric utility companies. Peter previously served at NRDC as a senior attorney in charge of the water program. Before that, he created and led the environmental prosecution unit for New York City. He is an adjunct professor of environmental law at Columbia Law School.

John Leshy is Harry D. Sunderland Distinguished Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings College of Law and is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Wyss Foundation. He previously was Solicitor of the Department of Interior during the Clinton administration, taught at Arizona State University, was Associate Solicitor of Interior during the Carter Administration, and with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Michael A. Livermore is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Regulation at NYU School of Law and the author, along with NYU School of Law Dean Richard L. Revesz, of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (Oxford University Press, 2008). He has been a fellow at NYU Law’s Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law, served for several years as Environmental Campaigns Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), and was the chairperson of NYPIRG’s Board of Directors in 1997 and 1998. 

Angus Macbeth is senior counsel at Sidley Austin, where he has served as head of its environmental law practice for eleven years. He previously was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Land and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice with responsibility for EPA’s litigation and a staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. He has been recognized by Chambers USA as a Senior Statesman of the environmental bar and by Who’s Who Legal.

Gary Marchant is the Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and directs the ASU Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology. Professor Marchant has a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government, and a law degree from Harvard. Prior to joining the ASU faculty in 1999, he was a partner in a Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. 

Felicia Marcus is Executive VP/COO of the Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit devoted to conserving land for people. She previously served as the Regional Administrator of the EPA Region IX in the Clinton Administration. In addition to managing regulatory matters across the spectrum of environmental statutes, she has the perspective of one who has had to implement national statutes on the ground. She also headed Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works at a time when the City went from garnering lawsuits to garnering national awards for environmental excellence. She also has extensive experience as a public interest lawyer and community organizer in Los Angeles. 

Molly McUsic is Executive Director of the Wyss Foundation and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. She previously was a professor of law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. 

G. Tracy Mehan, III, an attorney, is a principal with The Cadmus Group, Inc., an environmental consulting firm. He has worked on natural resources and environmental issues for almost 20 years, having served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes. He is a member of the Environmental Law Institute, the Water Environment Federation, and the Potomac Conservancy. Mr. Mehan is also an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at George Mason University School of Law. 

Andrew P. Morriss is H. Ross and Helen Workman Professor of Law and Professor of Business at the University of Illinois and professor in the Institute for Government and Public Affairs. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center, Bozeman, MT. He has written extensively on environmental and regulatory issues relating to air pollution and transportation, including Regulation by Litigation(Yale University Press, 2008) (with Bruce Yandle and Andrew Dorchak). 

Beth Noveck is a professor of law and the director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School. She is an expert on the impact of technology on legal and political institutions and teaches in the areas of intellectual property, innovation and constitutional law as well as courses on electronic democracy and electronic government. She pioneered the creation of the Democracy Design Workshop, a collaborative “do tank” where students and faculty across institutions work to encourage participatory governance and enable collaboration within organizations and communities. She received A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She also studied at Oxford University under a grant from the Rotary Foundation and received a Ph.D. from the University of Innsbruck as a Fulbright Scholar. 

Deborah Paulus-Jagric is the educational services reference librarian at NYU School of Law. She has a special interest in Clean Air Act issues and maintains an electronic research guide on international approaches to climate change on GlobaLex, published by the Hauser Global Law School Program. She holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a Masters degree in library science. 

William F. Pedersen has his own law practice in Washington D.C. He worked for 13 years at the Environmental Protection Agency, serving both as Deputy General Counsel and as Associate General Counsel for Air. After that, he was a partner in the Washington office of Perkins Coie, and at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, before setting up his own practice in 2001. He has taught environmental law at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. 

Paul R. Portney is Dean of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and holds the College’s Halle Chair in Leadership. From 1972 through June of 2005, Portney was with Resources for the Future, becoming its President and CEO in 1995. From 1979 to 1980, Portney served as Chief Economist for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He has held visiting teaching positions at both the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including Public Policies for Environmental Protection, and was recently named one of the 100 most-cited researchers in economics and business. 

Charles W. Powers is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University and a Co-Principal Investigator of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation III (CRESP), a multi-university consortium working to advance cost-effective, risk-informed cleanup of the nation’s nuclear weapons production facility sites and cost-effective, risk-informed management of potential future nuclear sites and wastes. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College, a Diploma in theology from Oxford University, a M.Div. in religion from Union Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in ethics from Yale University. 

Richard Ravitch is a partner in Ravitch, Rice & Company, and is the chairman of both the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust’s Board of Trustees, and the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust’s Advisory Board. He has previously chaired the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, the New York State Urban Development Corporation, HRH Construction Corporation, and the Bowery Savings Bank of New York. 

Richard L. Revesz is Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Public Affairs from Princeton University and MIT and graduated from Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to joining the NYU Law faculty, he clerked for Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has published more than 50 articles and books on environmental and administrative law. His work on issues of federalism and environmental regulation, the valuation of human life and the use of cost-benefit analysis, and the design of liability rules for environmental protection has set the agenda for environmental law scholars for the past decade. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Harry Richardson is the James Irvine Chair of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Policy, Planning and Development and a Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has several research interests, including the interrelationships among urban sprawl, growth management and smart growth. He has recently been an Overseas Visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University, U.K., and a POSCO Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center, Honolulu. 

Susan Rose-Ackerman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science) at Yale University and the co-director of the Law School’s Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy. Recent books include Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States; From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland; Rethinking the Progressive Agenda; and Corruption and Government. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. Her current research focuses on corruption, administrative law, and government reform from a comparative perspective. 

J.B. Ruhl is the Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property Law at Florida State University College of Law and is a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in Spring 2008. He has also visited at George Washington University, the University of Texas, Vermont Law School, and Lewis & Clark Law School. Before entering teaching he was a partner in the Austin, Texas office of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, where he focused on environmental and land use law. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia, an LL.M. from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Geography. 

James N. Sanchirico is associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California at Davis and a university fellow at Resources for the Future. His research interests include the economic analysis of policy design and implementation for marine and terrestrial species conservation, the development of economic-ecological models, and the performance of created markets. Dr. Sanchirico is currently a member of the editorial council at the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and a member of the U.S. NOAA Science Advisory Board. 

Ross Sandler is a professor and Director of the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School. He previously was New York City Commissioner of Transportation, a partner at Jones & Day, and a staff attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. 

Joel Schwartz is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies environmental policy. His most recent book is Air Quality in America: A Dose of Reality on Air Pollution Levels, Trends, and Health Risks, co-authored with Steven Hayward. Mr. Schwartz has served as Executive Officer of the California Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee, a government agency charged with evaluating California’s vehicle emissions inspection program. He has also worked at the RAND Corporation, Reason Public Policy Institute, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Coalition for Clean Air. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University and a master’s degree in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology. 

Sam Schwartz is president and CEO of Sam Schwartz PLLC, a consulting firm specializing in transportation engineering and urban planning. He is also a visiting scholar at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University and writes a daily column on traffic for the NY Daily News. He previously was traffic commissioner and Chief Engineer/ First Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation. He first worked on congestion pricing for New York City in the early 1970s. 

Phil Sharp is President of Resources for the Future. He served in Congress as a member of the House of Representatives for ten terms where he played a key role on energy legislation and was Congressional chair of the National Commission on Energy Policy. He later served as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. 

Gerard Soffian joined the New York City Department of Transportation in 1985. He previously worked in the air pollution control program at the Region II Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He currently serves as the Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Traffic Management at DOT. He oversees the Offices of Traffic Engineering & Operations, Highway Design & Construction, Alternative Modes and School Safety Engineering. He is responsible for 1.2 million traffic control signs and 70 million feet of roadway markings citywide. 

Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson is the Parry L. McCarty Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, the Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law at Stanford Law School, and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. He serves on EPA’s Science Advisory Board, chairs the board of the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation, and serves on the board of a number of environmental organizations. He clerked for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist and was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. 

Jonathan Wiener is Perkins Professor of Law, and professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences and at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, at Duke University. He is President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and a University Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF). In 1989-93, he worked on U.S. and international environmental policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Office of Science and Technology Policy, and at the Justice Department, in both the first Bush and Clinton administrations. He clerked for federal judges Stephen G. Breyer and Jack B. Weinstein.

1Participants are playing a wide range of roles in the Breaking the Logjam project. For example, some are writing papers, some made presentations at the March 2008 Breaking the Logjam conference, and some are informal advisors. Participation, it should be emphasized, does not necessarily denote agreement with the project recommendations, which have been assembled by the project leaders.