FORA.tv Speaker - John D. Echeverria
John D. Echeverria is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, which conducts research and education on legal and policy issues related to protection of the environment and conservation of natural resources.
Mr. Echeverria is the former General Counsel of the National Audubon Society, the former General Counsel and Conservation Director of American Rivers, Inc., and a graduate of the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
He served as law clerk to the Honorable Gerhard Gesell of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Echeverria has written extensively on the takings issue and various other aspects of environmental and natural resource law. He frequently represents state and local governments, environmental organizations, planning organizations and others in regulatory takings cases at all levels of the federal and state court systems.
He filed a brief in the Kelo case along with Professor Thomas Merrill of Columbia Law School on behalf of the American Planning Association and the Congress for Community Economic Development.
09.19.06 | 01:26:10 min | 4,108 views | 1 comment