John D. Echeverria
BA, Yale College, 1976;
JD, Yale Law School, 1981;
MFS, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1981
Professor John Echeverria joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 2009. He previously served for 12 years as executive director of the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to that, he was general counsel of the National Audubon Society and general counsel and conservation director of American Rivers, Inc. Professor Echeverria also was an associate for four years in the Washington, D.C., office of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed. Immediately after graduating with joint degrees from Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, he served for one year as law clerk to the Honorable Gerhard Gesell of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.
He has written extensively on the takings issue and other aspects of environmental and natural resource law. He has frequently represented state and local governments, environmental organizations, planning groups, and others in regulatory takings cases and other environmental litigation at all levels of the federal and state court systems. In 2007, Professor Echeverria received the Jefferson Fordham Advocacy Award to recognize outstanding excellence within the area of state and local government law over a lifetime of achievement.