John D. Echeverria

John D. Echeverria is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute, which conducts research and education on legal and policy issues relating to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources. Mr. Echeverria previously served as the General Counsel of the National Audubon Society and, prior to that, as General Counsel and Conservation Director of American Rivers, Inc. 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. He writes and speaks frequently on property rights issues, land use policy, and the use of conservation easements. 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. He may be reached at .