Lawrence R. Liebesman

Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Lawrence Liebesman spent 13 years at the EPA and the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division handling cases under a range of federal environmental statutes, including NEPA, the CWA, CERCLA, the CAA and the ESA. He also served on detail to the General Counsel's staff at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) during the Carter Administration working on CEQ's NEPA regulations. 

Professor Liebesman is currently a partner with the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP where he focuses on Clean Water Act, NEPA and ESA matters including litigation in federal courts and counseling clients on compliance strategies. He is a frequent author and lecturer on environmental topics and is co-chair of the ALI- ABA's course on Species Protection and the Law. He is also the co-author, with Rafe Petersen, of the Endangered Species Desk book published by the Environmental Law Institute, now in its second edition.


BA, Rutgers University; JD, The George Washington University Law School