ClientEarth’s effectiveness and impact in shaping, implementing, and enforcing environmental law throughout the EU and globally are unique. I am honoured to join this remarkable organisation.
Doug Ruley, General Counsel, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

Doug Ruley

Chief Counsel (US Qualified)

Douglas A. “Doug” Ruley joined ClientEarth in October 2017 as General Counsel. He is responsible for ClientEarth’s programmes and for guiding and expanding ClientEarth’s successful public interest law practice in the EU and around the world.

Doug has 30 years of experience in environmental law and litigation in the United States, which have included serving as a staff attorney for Earthjustice in Alaska, as managing attorney for the Asheville office of the Southern Environmental Law Center, as the Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School, and as counsel to a private law firm.  He has litigated many cases involving forests and biodiversity, marine resources, endangered species, transportation and land use, and air and water pollution.

Pursuant to a Fulbright Fellowship, Doug also taught at the University of Ljubljana law school in 2010-11. He graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude in 1987.

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