Areas of expertise: Endangered Species Act; Conservation issues in the Southeast; Federal civil procedure
Greg is a staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, D.C. His work involves conducting and overseeing litigation aimed at protecting imperiled species and their habitats, including protecting and promoting the importance of our federal public lands for wildlife conservation. Greg joins the Defenders’ staff after almost five years in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee, with the law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella. At Dodson Parker, Greg developed a public interest environmental practice focused on land use, water quality and minerals rights issues. He represented conservation organizations before state and federal courts, most notably as amicus counsel in State v. Lahiere-Hill, LLC, 278 S.W.3d 745 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008), which clarified the rights of surface owners in Tennessee and helped protect a scenic hiking trail from surface mining. Greg earned an A.B. with high honors in geology from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in resource ecology from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University where he was the recipient of a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship. He earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2005.