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Clifford Rechtschaffen

Sr. Advisor
Gov. Jerry Brown's Office

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Clifford Rechtschaffen is a senior advisor in the governor's office, working on energy, environmental and agricultural issues. From 2007 to 2010 he was a special assistant attorney general for Attorney General Jerry Brown. He currently is on leave from Golden Gate University School of Law, where he taught environmental law and directed the environmental law program from 1993 to 2007. He is the author of several books and numerous articles about environmental law. Prior to becoming a professor at Golden Gate, he worked in the Environment Section of the California Attorney General's Office from 1986 to 1993. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School.  


Currently a senior advisor to Governor Jerry Brown on energy and environmental issues, and was Acting Director of the Department of Conservation in 2011. Two of Professor Rechtschaffen's articles were selected for special recognition. His article on federal oversight of state environmental law programs was selected through a peer review process as one of the ten best environmental law articles published in 2003, and his article on enforcement of the Clean Water Act was selected as one of the twenty best articles published in 2004. Received a Fulbright fellowship to teach International Environmental Law in Slovenia, 2005. http://law.ggu.edu/faculty/bio/cliff-rechtschaffen