Rebecca Riley

Legal Director, Nature program

Rebecca Riley focuses on legal and policy issues related to wildlife and endangered species. Before joining NRDC, she was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division and clerked for a federal judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Riley is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Harvard Law School. She is based in Chicago.

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