Bruce Myers

Bruce Myers is a senior attorney with the non-profit Environmental Law Institute (ELI), based in Washington, DC. In twelve years with ELI, Bruce has conducted research on and written about a range of national and local environmental issues in the United States and abroad. His areas of emphasis include the regulation of industrial agriculture, constitutional environmental law, protection of wetlands and streams (including the scope of the federal Clean Water Act), climate policy, and toxicity testing reform under TSCA. He launched ELI’s Industrial Agriculture Law and Policy Center, which works to highlight environmental impacts and identify practical opportunities for change in the agricultural sector, analyze the limitations of the current law and policy framework for agriculture, and present targeted, research-backed recommendations. His international work has centered on legal reform and institutional capacity building in Africa, particularly Liberia. Bruce is increasingly focused on opportunities for legal reform at the intersection of environmental and animal protection.

Previously, Bruce was a litigation attorney at Shea & Gardner (subsequently merged with Goodwin Procter LLP) in DC. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Senior Judge Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, and he is licensed to practice law in California and Washington, DC. He is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.

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