Chief Counsel, Oceans
Monica has been active on marine conservation issues for more than 15 years. She leads the U.S. Oceans program’s work on legislative and administrative initiatives and oversees any litigation undertaken by the program. She also coordinates the U.S. program’s work on highly migratory species.
Prior to EDF, Monica worked as a senior attorney for Ocean Conservancy and Oceana, represented a variety of environmental and fishing groups as part of the Ocean Law Project of Earthjustice groups and as a solo practitioner, and practiced in the law firm now known as Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw from 1996-1997.
She served as the Special Assistant to Solicitor of the Department of Interior John Leshy in the mid-1990s and worked for the San Francisco office of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1989-1991.
- J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1994
- B.A., political science, University of California, Berkeley, 1989