Richard L. Revesz is one of the nation’s leading experts in the fields of environmental and regulatory law and policy, and has published eight books and 60 articles in major law reviews and journals. Revesz is the Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at the New York University School of Law, where he founded and directs the Institute for Policy Integrity. Revesz joined NYU’s law faculty in 1985, following a judicial clerkship with Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court of the United States, and served as Dean from 2002 to 2013. Revesz is currently a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. He previously served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and on the National Research Council’s Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption. Since 2007, he has been a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014, Revesz became the director of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.
Michael A. Livermore was the founding executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity and now serves as a senior advisor. He is a professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Law. He is the author, along with Richard L. Revesz, of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (Oxford University Press, 2008). He is a frequent panelist at U.S. and international conferences on cost-benefit analysis and his views and commentary have appeared in BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Time. Livermore was a postdoctoral fellow at NYU’s Law Center for Environmental and Land Use Law and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Between 1995 and 2002, Livermore worked for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) where he was a leading voice of the state’s environmental community. Livermore graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the NYU Law Review. He has published legal scholarship on topics including cost-benefit analysis in the global context, regulatory ossification, water pollution control, judicial decisionmaking, and international food safety standards.
Jason A. Schwartz is the legal director at Policy Integrity and has taught the Regulatory Policy Clinic and the Advanced Regulatory Policy Clinic at NYU School of Law. Schwartz’s work at Policy Integrity focuses on climate change, administrative law and the regulatory process, cost-benefit analysis, and job impact analysis. He has twice been chosen as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, preparing reports and draft recommendations for best agency practices on petitions for rulemaking and marketable permits.
Schwartz first joined Policy Integrity with the inaugural class of fellows in 2008. Previously, as an associate with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Schwartz provided strategic counsel to municipalities and foreign governments in their pursuit of appropriations, favorable international trade policies, and homeland security assistance from the federal government. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was an articles editor for the NYU Environmental Law Journal. His bar admissions include Virginia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Tenth and D.C. Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Jayni Foley Hein is the Policy Director at the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, where she also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law and teaches Natural Resources Law & Policy. She has authored numerous reports and academic articles on natural resources and climate change topics. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Executive Director of UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment. Previously, she served as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco, where her practice focused on environmental and regulatory law. Her writing and commentary has appeared in diverse media outlets including The Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She earned her J.D., Order of the Coif, from UC Berkeley School of Law, and her B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 992-8182.
Derek Sylvan is the strategy director at the Institute for Policy Integrity and an adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at NYU. He previously worked as a senior consultant with Context America, advising multinational companies on sustainability issues. He has authored reports on climate and energy issues for the Brookings Institution and the League of Conservation Voters. Additionally, Sylvan has more than eight years of experience in media and journalism. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and the Journal of Public and International Affairs. Sylvan has a master’s degree in public policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as well as a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. He can be reached at email@example.com or (212) 998-6085.
Peter Howard is the economics director at Policy Integrity, and a former economic fellow. Much of his work focuses on the social cost of carbon and integrated assessment models. He is the lead researcher for the Cost of Carbon Pollution Project, a collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis, where his research focused on climate change, environmental policy, and agricultural policy. Howard also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College. He can be reached at (212) 998-6903 or HowardP@mercury.law.nyu.edu.
Denise Grab, Policy Integrity’s senior attorney, originally joined the institute as a legal fellow in August 2012. Previously, she worked as a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen LLP. Before that, she clerked for the Honorable A. Howard Matz of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Grab focuses on environmental and energy issues. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.E.M. from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jack Lienke joined Policy Integrity in January 2014. He is a co-author, with Richard Revesz, of Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal” (Oxford University Press, 2016). Previously, he worked as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in Manhattan and as a law clerk to the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Jack holds a J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, and a B.A., with general honors, from Vassar College. His work at Policy Integrity focuses on federal environmental policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jacklienke, or email him at email@example.com.
Bethany Davis Noll joined Policy Integrity as a Senior Attorney in April 2017. Previously, she worked as Assistant Solicitor General in the New York Attorney General’s Office, Appeals and Opinions Division, where she filed briefs on behalf of a coalition of states in support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. In 2016, she was awarded the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for her work on several environmental appeals. Prior to working at the Attorney General’s Office, Bethany was a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she led a team in a pro bono Clean Water Act enforcement suit. She was also an adjunct lecturer in law at Columbia Law School for four years, and she is a member of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She served as a clerk for the Honorable Chester J. Straub in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin in the District Court for the Southern District of New York. Bethany received a J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Barnard College. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Burcin Unel is a senior economist at the Institute for Policy Integrity. Her areas of expertise include energy economics and policy, health economics and policy, industrial organization, regulation, and applied microeconomics. Her current work builds on her expertise in microeconomic theory and industrial organization to help policymakers design socially efficient policies, particularly in energy, environment, and health. She focuses on incentives created by different policies and regulations, and examines their social welfare implications including labor market outcomes.
At Policy Integrity, she drafts policy briefs, comments, testimonies, and guidance documents to help policymakers, utility regulators, and their staff around the country to help improve the quality of governmental decisionmaking in energy policy at state and federal levels. She also leads Policy Integrity’s stakeholder involvement in Reforming the Energy Vision and related state energy policy initiatives in New York State.
Before joining Policy Integrity, she held faculty positions at the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida, and the Department of Economics at Bogaziçi University in Turkey. She also taught as an adjunct faculty member at the City College of New York and NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She received a B.A. in Economics from Bogaziçi University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida.
She can be reached at email@example.com or (212) 992-6285.
Caroline Cecot is the 2016-2017 Legal Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity and Affiliate Faculty at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Her research interests include cost-benefit analysis, regulatory reform, and environmental regulation, and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. Previously, Cecot was the Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt Law School and a Research Associate at the AEI-Brookings Joint Center. She served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Cecot graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with an A.B. degree in economics and from Vanderbilt University with a Ph.D. in law and economics. She also holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was the Senior Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. After her year at Policy Integrity, she will join the faculty at Scalia Law as Assistant Professor of Law. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dina Abdulhadi joined Policy Integrity in September 2016. Previously, she worked for EPA’s Office of Research and Development as a communications specialist and as a toxicology research assistant. Prior to that, she was a Generation Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute. She received her B.S. in ecology from the University of Georgia in 2013. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Iliana Paul joined Policy Integrity in September 2016. She received her MPA from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in May 2016 with a specialization in International Development Policy. Before starting at Policy Integrity, Iliana was the Program Officer for the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), interned for the United Nations World Food Programme and was a fellow at the Women’s Environment & Development Organization. She continues to assist with undergraduate and graduate courses on public policy and the environment at NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences and NYU Wagner. Iliana has her BA in International Relations and French from Mount Holyoke College and holds an International Program Certificate from Sciences Po – Paris. She can be reached at Iliana.firstname.lastname@example.org.