Director of Regulatory Policy
Former Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Conservation Litigation Project
White House Counsel on Environmental Quality, General Counsel
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Principal Deputy General Counsel
Yale University; Columbia School of Law
Brenda Mallory is the Director of Regulatory Policy, coordinating the development and implementation of SELC’s regulatory policy agenda. She joined SELC after serving 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.
Additionally, Brenda has had leadership roles in national and local bar associations and other professional organizations.
“I’m excited by the broad range of environmental and energy issues in SELC’s portfolio. It includes the most significant environmental issues of our time, grounded in environmental protection in the Southeast but with critical, national importance.”