Monday, November 10, 2014

Climate Scientists Get Their Own Lawyer

From the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund:
Lauren KurtzTo all our supporters,

“After years of attacks, I am thrilled that there is a world class litigator whose full time job is to stand up for scientists.” –Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce the hiring of Lauren Kurtz as its first Executive Director. Thank you to everyone who donated money to the fund and made this possible. Her first day is today and feel free to reach out to her with thoughts, ideas and words of encouragement as she takes on the important job of defending the scientific community from politically motivated attacks. She can be reached at lkurtz[at]

Lauren is joining CSLDF from Dechert LLP, a top tier law firm after a multi-month hiring process. At Dechert she served as project manager on a high-profile $3 billion litigation initiative and she represented commercial and individual clients on cases involving FOIA requests and litigation over FOIA requests, discovery disputes, and defamation claims. Prior to working at Dechert, she held legal and policy positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a master's in Environmental Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. She will be based in NYC working in an office generously provided by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at the Columbia Law School.

Thank you again for all your support,

The Climate Science Legal
Defense Fund Board of Directors
Here are some profiles of Lauren Kurtz: Linked In, Law360, State Bar of California, I hope she is prepared for an onslaught by the crazies.

Does any other scientific field have its own lawyer(s)?


Dano said...

103Does any other scientific field have its own lawyer(s)?

Is any other scientific field such a danger to fossil fuel profits?



tonylearns said...

This will be portrayed as a blatant attack on the integrity of science. Now the climate scientists are so desperate, they have been proven to be completely wrong on every issue. and like cornered rats they are pinning their hopes on lawyers!