As the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund prepares for the new challenges that face scientists in 2017, we are excited to announce the addition of Lawrence Robbins and Michael Oppenheimer to the CSLDF Board of Directors. Larry and Michael add a wealth of experience in areas that will strengthen our organization.
Larry Robbins is a trial and appellate litigator who has represented high level government officials in investigations over multiple administrations. He has argued eighteen cases in the United States Supreme Court, and some fifty others in the federal circuit courts of appeals. Prior to entering private practice, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and an Assistant to the Solicitor General. He was a partner at Mayer, Brown & Platt before leaving to start his own firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP. Larry and his partners have built it into a firm that Law360 called one of 5 Go-To Boutique Trial Firms, praising the firm as a “powerful trial boutique” with a “depth of young talent.”
Michael Oppenheimer has been a key player in the development of global climate science and climate policy for more than three decades. In the late 1980s, Dr. Oppenheimer and a handful of other scientists organized two workshops under the auspices of the United Nations that helped precipitate the negotiations that resulted in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (signed at the 1992 Earth Summit) and the Kyoto Protocol. He co-founded the Climate Action Network and spent nearly two decades as the chief scientist and manager of the Climate and Air Program at the Environmental Defense Fund. He is currently the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University and a Visiting Professor at NYU Law School.
You can find out more about both Larry and Michael, as well as the rest of the board and staff of CSLDF, at About.
We are thrilled to have their insights, experience, and talent as part of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Board of Directors as we enter challenging times.
In addition to adding Larry and Michael to the board, we are launching a number of new programs in 2017 and will send updates over the next weeks and months to announce them. Join our Mailing List to be the first to learn about our newest announcements.
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