Press release: 1 March 2023

ClientEarth announces new Head of North America as part of global expansion

Los Angeles, CA – Environmental law non-profit ClientEarth has appointed Danielle Lackey as its new Head of North America as part of the organization’s expansion.

Danielle Lackey’s background combines corporate legal expertise and executive leadership with high-stakes litigation and environmental legal advocacy experience.

The North America office will expand ClientEarth’s mission to use the power of the law to combat climate change and complement the region’s existing environmental movement.

Prior to joining ClientEarth, Danielle served as the Chief Legal Officer of an industry-leading technology company. Previously, she practiced as a white-collar litigator at world-class law firm Latham & Watkins, conceived of and led an innovative legal services company, and was a consulting member of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s legal team opposing large-scale mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Danielle earned her law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School and her undergraduate degree phi beta kappa from Brown University.

ClientEarth CEO Laura Clarke said: “We are delighted to have Danielle join us as Head of ClientEarth North America.  We’re excited by the opportunities in the region for strategic corporate litigation to combat climate change and protect the environment, and Danielle’s expert knowledge of US corporate law and environmental legal advocacy made her the perfect person to lead this work during this critical time for our planet.”

Lackey said: “I’m thrilled to join this team and build on ClientEarth’s outstanding achievements in Europe and Asia. The North American environmental movement is well-established and highly effective, and with ClientEarth’s unique focus on leveraging corporate and financial laws to address climate change, we can make a real impact both in North America and through cross-border collaboration across the organization.”

Since its foundation in 2007, ClientEarth has established offices in London, Brussels, Berlin, Beijing, Madrid and Warsaw.


About ClientEarth

ClientEarth is a non-profit organisation that uses the law to create systemic change that protects the Earth for – and with – its inhabitants. We are tackling climate change, protecting nature and stopping pollution, with partners and citizens around the globe. We hold industry and governments to account, and defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. From our offices in Europe, Asia and the USA we shape, implement and enforce the law, to build a future for our planet in which people and nature can thrive together.