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Jayni Foley Hein

Natural Resources Director

Jayni Foley Hein is the Natural Resources Director at the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, where she serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law and teaches Natural Resources Law & Policy. She is currently working at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where she is serving as Senior Director for NEPA and Counsel.

Hein 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. She has testified before U.S. Congress on federal mineral leasing, and before the California legislature on environmental and transportation regulation. 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.

Bar and Court Admissions: State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar | Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

You can follow her on Twitter at @JayniHein.


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