Jackie Iwata


Jackie Iwata has worked on complex multi-court litigation to protect lands from extractive uses, including defending national monuments and a successful challenge to reinstate Arctic and Atlantic Ocean leasing withdrawals. She has also litigated cases relating to drinking water, stormwater runoff, and Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Prior to returning to NRDC as a staff attorney, she was a Koob Fellow with NRDC’s litigation team and worked with Earthjustice and the U.S. Department of Labor. Iwata holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from George Washington University and a JD from Stanford Law School. After law school, she clerked for Chief Judge David Mannheimer on the Alaska Court of Appeals and Judge Juan Torruella on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is based in NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.

State Bar Admissions

Washington, D.C.

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of D.C.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

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