Kate Desormeau

Senior Attorney and Managing Litigator

Kate Desormeau has worked on litigation defending Bears Ears and other national monuments against presidential rollbacks, challenging rulings of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would disadvantage clean energy technologies, and defending state renewable energy policies against industry attacks. 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 the Honorable Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Desormeau holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, two master’s degrees from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office. 


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.