Kate Desormeau

Senior Attorney and Managing Litigator

Kate Desormeau has worked on litigation defending Bears Ears, Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, and other national monuments against presidential rollbacks; challenged rulings of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would disadvantage clean energy technologies; and defended bans on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Prior to joining NRDC in 2015, Desormeau was an attorney with the Immigrants' Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. She also clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Desormeau holds a bachelor's degree from Williams College, two master's degrees from University of Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She is based in NRDC's San Francisco office.

State Bar Admissions

California

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States


This website provides general information, not legal advice. If you need legal help, please consult a lawyer in your state. Kate Desormeau does not hold herself out as a specialist in a particular area of law or law practice.