E. Donald Elliott

Professor (Adjunct), Yale Law School

Donald Elliott is the author of over 60 articles, and teaches in the fields of environmental law, administrative law and law and science.  He is also heads the environmental department worldwide of international law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and is a partner in its DC office.  Formerly Elliott was Assistant Administrator and General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-1991, and Julien and Virginia Cornell Professor of Environmental Law and Litigation, Yale Law School.

Elliott has served as a consultant on improving the relationship of law and science to the Federal Courts Study Committee which was chartered by Congress to make recommendations for improving the federal courts, and to the Carnegie Commission for Law, Science and Government.  He co-chaired the National Environmental Policy Institute’s Committee on improving science at EPA.  In 1991, the National Law Journal named him as one of the country’s top 25 environmental lawyers.  He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Industrial Ecology and the Environmental Law Reporter.

Elliott graduated B.A. (1970) summa cum laude and J.D. (1974), from Yale University.  Following graduation he was a law clerk for Gerhard Gesell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and for Chief Judge David Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.