Bruce Myers works on the Institute’s U.S. and international programs. He launched and co-directs ELI's Industrial Agriculture Law & Policy Center. His domestic legal and policy research focuses on water quality protection, the impacts and legal regulation of industrial agriculture, constitutional environmental law, the intersection of animal and environmental law, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), and toxics regulation reform. He staffs ELI's Program on the Constitution, Courts, and Legislation and has examined constitutional challenges to environmental statutes, cooperative federalism, and citizen access to justice. He has researched federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and aspects of the federal pollution permitting and TMDL programs.
His international expertise is in Africa. He has played a key role in the Liberia Forest Initiative, which has worked to reform that post-conflict nation’s forest sector through implementation of a comprehensive program of legal and institutional reforms. He has trained representatives of nongovernmental organizations, government, and industry in South Africa and Kenya on environmental advocacy.
Myers has nearly twelve years of experience with the Institute. He practiced law at a large Washington, DC, law firm, and he served as a law clerk to Senior Judge Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, at Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice law in California and Washington, DC, and he speaks French. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.