John Echeverria is Professor of Law and Acting Director of the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School.
Professor 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 an associate for four years in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed. Immediately after graduating from a joint degree at Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Professor Echeverria served for one year 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, with articles published in the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and Environmental Law Reporter, 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. Professor Echeverria is married and has two sons.