The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to announce the election of Edward L. Strohbehn Jr. as its new board chairman. His legal career includes substantial government and public interest-sector experience. He co-founded and served as a lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council (1970-1977). He was executive director of the Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President (1977-1981). Mr. Strohbehn was a director of Resources for the Future (RFF) (1995-2004), and he is a member of the Leadership Council of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2001 to present). He was also a law clerk for retired Chief Justice Earl Warren, United States Supreme Court (1969-1970).
In October 2010, Mr. Strohbehn, along with three Yale Law School colleagues, was awarded the Yale Law School’s highest honor—the Yale Law School Alumni Association Award of Merit. Mr. Strohbehn and his colleagues were cited for their pioneering role in founding the Natural Resources Defense Council and their extraordinary careers in environmental law. In July 2011, he was elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers. At ELI, he succeeds outgoing Chairman William Eichbaum.