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Patrick A. Parenteau
Patrick A. Parenteau
Vermont Law School

Patrick A. Parenteau, an Emeritus Professor of Law and Senior Fellow for Climate Policy at Vermont Law School, has over three decades of experience in environmental and natural resources law. He has held various positions, including Vice President for Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation, Regional Counsel to the U.S. EPA's New England Regional Office, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie. Parenteau's current focus is on climate change, where he utilizes his expertise in drafting, litigation, implementation, teaching, and writing about environmental law and policy. He was the Director of the Environmental Law Center and founding director of the EAC. His work has been recognized with awards such as the ABA SONREEL Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kerry Rydberg Award for excellence in public interest environmental law. Parenteau holds a B.S. from Regis University, a J.D. from Creighton University, and an LLM in Environmental Law from George Washington University.