Member Information

Brenda Mallory

Southern Environmental Law Center

122 C Street, NW
Washington, DC20001

Brenda Mallory is the Director of Regulatory Policy at the Southern Environmental Law Center where she coordinates the development and implementation of SELC’s regulatory policy agenda. She recently joined SELC after serving 3 years as the Executive Director and Senior Counsel for the Conservation Litigation Project, a project supporting the protection of environmental and conservation values on public lands. During the Obama Administration, Brenda served as the General Counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, supporting the Administration in advancing the President’s environmental, energy, and natural resources agenda. Prior to joining CEQ, among other roles, Brenda served as the Acting General Counsel and the Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Before EPA, she was a Director at the environmental law firm Beveridge and Diamond where she chaired the Natural Resources Practice Group.

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Regent status:
2018 - 2021
Year of induction:
JD - Columbia Law School, 1983; BA -Yale College, 1979
1983 - Connecticut; 1985 - District of Columbia
Court Admissions:
US Supreme Court
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Other Environmental Career Experience:
Associate General Counsel Pesticide and Toxics Law Office -EPA/OGC; Special Assistant EPA Administrator's Office; White House Task Force on Energy Project Streamlining
Representative Publications:
Symposium Issue: Emerging Issues in Natural Resources, New York University Environmental Law Journal Symposium Issue - Energy and Environmental Policy: The Quest for Rationality, Volume 28 – April 2020; Blog: NEPA 50 Years Later: Where Do We Go From Here? (Looking Back to Move Forward), Environmental Law Institute, December 20, 2019; Dialogue summary: Antiquities Act: Legal Implications for Executive and Congressional Action, The Environmental Law Reporter News and Analysis, March 2018.
Illustrative Projects:
From 2017 - 2020, I've focused on advocacy associated with policy changes affecting public lands management issues: revocation of National monuments protections, Bureau of Land Management policy changes to promote oil and gas development, and other changes undermining efforts to address climate change.