Don Baur


Mr. Baur is a partner in the Environment Energy and Resources practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Perkins Coie. His practice focuses on public lands and water, energy resources, marine resources, fish and wildlife, wetlands, endangered species, marine mammals, animal welfare, NEPA, and Indian law. He has published numerous articles and served as adjunct professor of wildlife law at Golden Gate Law School and instructor for the Environmental Law Institute and American Bar Association. He has taught marine biodiversity and ocean law at the Vermont Law School since 1998.  He is coeditor of the American Bar Association’s treatises on the Endangered Species Act and Ocean and Coastal Law. Mr. Baur serves on the Boards of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the Shenandoah National Park Trust, and the Environmental Leadership Council of the Environmental Law Institute. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, he was General Counsel to the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission and attorney-advisor in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of the Interior. He is the recipient of the Wings Award for animal welfare advocacy from the Pegasus Foundation and the 1872 Award for national park conservation from the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. Mr. Baur received his BA degree, with highest honors, from Trinity College and his JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania.