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Experts Guide

Welcome to ELI’s directory of environmental law and policy experts. We are committed to delivering timely, insightful, impartial analysis to opinion makers, including government officials, environmental and business leaders, and journalists.

The Institute is fortunate to have staff members with deep expertise in many fields of environmental law and governance both in the United States and internationally. Their general areas of expertise are noted below. Please click on their name or photo for more information about their work and their areas of expertise.

Scott Fulton, President

Scott Fulton

President, Environmental Law Institute

Expertise: Air, Chemical Regulation, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, International Law, Pollution Control, Water

Jay Austin

Jay Austin

Senior Attorney; Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Reporter®

Expertise: Coastal and Ocean Law, Constitutional Law, NEPA, Water

Tobie Bernstein

Tobie Bernstein

Senior Attorney; Director, Indoor Environments and Green Buildings Program

Expertise: Indoor Air Quality, Environmental Health, Green Buildings

Linda Breggin

Linda Breggin

Senior Attorney

Expertise: Agriculture, Chemicals, Enforcement, Toxic Waste, Water

Carl Bruch

Senior Attorney; Director, International Programs

Expertise: Climate Change, Compliance and Enforcement, Environmental Peacebuilding, Impacts of War, International Law, Oceans, Water

Teresa Chan

Teresa Chan

Senior Attorney

Expertise: Climate Change, Coastal and Ocean Law, International Law

Rebecca L. Kihslinger

Rebecca L. Kihslinger

Senior Science and Policy Analyst

Expertise: Biodiversity, Conservation and Land Use Planning, Wetlands

James M. McElfish, Jr.

James M. McElfish, Jr.

Senior Attorney; Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program

Expertise: Biodiversity, Land Use, Shale Gas Development, Water, Wind Energy

John Pendergrass

John Pendergrass

Vice President, Programs and Publications

Expertise: Climate Change, International, Judiciary, Law, Pollution, Water

Xiao Recio-Blanco

Xiao Recio-Blanco

Director, Ocean Program

Expertise: Energy, International, Water, Wildlife

Dave Rejeski

Dave Rejeski

Director; Technology, Innovation and the Environment Project

Expertise: Science and Technology Policy, Environmental Governance, Innovation Theory

Adam Schempp

Adam Schempp

Senior Attorney; Director, Western Water Program

Expertise: Coastal and Ocean Law, Water

Jessica J. Troell

Jessica J. Troell

Senior Attorney; Director, International Water Program; Director, Africa Program

Expertise: International Law, Natural Resource Management, Water