E. Donald Elliott
Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., J.D., Yale
B.A., J.D., Yale. E. Donald Elliott is Chair of the worldwide Environmental Law Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and a partner in the Washington,...Continue Reading
B.A., J.D., Yale. E. Donald Elliott is Chair of the worldwide Environmental Law Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Professor Elliott is extremely well-qualified to teach administrative law by virtue of his unique experience in government, as an academic, and in private practice. Professor Elliott has been a tenured professor at the Yale Law School (where he held the Julien and Virginia Cornell Chair of Environmental Law and Litigation), where he has taught administrative law and environmental law since 1981. He has lectured and written widely in administrative law, including authoring (with Peter Schuck) the leading empirical study of the effect of judicial review on administrative actions, and an article on the re-design of the OMB review process that was cited favorably by the Clinton Administration in its Reinventing Government effort. Professor Elliott has also been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and at Georgetown (1986-87). He also brings to his teaching extensive practical experience in administrative law as a practicing lawyer, culminating in his experience as the General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency (1989-1991), and as a partner in the Washington, DC office of the 600-lawyer international law firm, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. In 1990, the National Law Journal named Professor Elliott one of the country's top 25 environmental attorneys. Professor Elliott graduated first in his class from Yale Law School in 1974, and was a law clerk to Judge Gerhard Gesell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and to then-Chief Judge David Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also has been a consultant to and member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee and the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government. He is a member of the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.