Jane Davenport has been litigating environmental and wildlife matters in federal court since 1997, specializing in the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and similar statutes. She currently works as a senior staff attorney at Defenders of Wildlife, where she focuses on marine species conservation as well as mountaintop coal mining. Her past positions include senior attorney at Delaware Riverkeeper Network and staff attorney roles at Oceana and the Ocean Conservancy. She began her litigation career through the honors program as a trial attorney in the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
In 1997, Ms. Davenport received her J.D. from Yale Law School and a Master's in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She also received an M.A. in East Asian Studies in 1992 and an A.B. in Political Science and East Asian Studies in 1990 from Cornell University. Prior to law school, she completed Cornell's Japanese FALCON program (full-year Asian language concentration) and an advanced intensive Japanese language course at Stanford's Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan and worked for Senator Akiko Domoto of the Japanese Diet.
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