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Defend the Hudson:
Erin joined Riverkeeper as a staff attorney in 2016 after five years of representing non-profit organizations and community associations as an attorney with Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Erin’s work with the Environmental Law Clinic focused primarily on Clean Water Act enforcement and compliance in the Chesapeake Bay region. She supervised student attorneys in all phases of litigation, from case development to appellate arguments. Her experience also includes evaluating and commenting on environmental permits, analyzing the implementation of environmental laws, and developing educational trainings for local watershed advocates.
Erin earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2011 with a Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law. During law school, Erin clerked for the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. She also served as the Manuscripts Editor of the University of Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, and the Co-Executive Director of the Maryland chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Erin received her B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from from the State University of New York at Geneseo.