Sean Dixon joined Riverkeeper as a Hudson River Program Staff Attorney in early 2014. Sean’s diverse workload ranges from stormwater control and habitat protection to fossil fuel advocacy and climate change adaptation and resiliency planning. Sean is also working on many urban water issues, including Gowanus and Newtown Creek Superfund remediation and green infrastructure, and supports concerned citizens taking action to remedy water quality violations in their neighborhoods.
Sean received his J.D. and LL.M. from Pace Law School, where he studied environmental and climate change law. He also earned a Masters of Environmental Management in coastal ecology and climate science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a B.A. in marine biology and geology at Boston University’s Marine Program. Before joining Riverkeeper, Sean spent several years working as the Coastal Policy Attorney at Clean Ocean Action, worked as a fisheries observer in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, spent two years as a Lecturer on coastal zone resource management at Yale University, and held legal internships at NRDC, Oceana, and Trustees for Alaska.
Sean was the 2014 Planning Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Spring Conference on Environmental Law and now sits on the Section Council, is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School, teaching a course on Ocean and Coastal Law, and is Co-Founder/Co-Owner of Village Fishmonger NYC, a local, responsibly-harvested seafood company in New York City.