Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions, including the recent win in the Johnson v Monsanto Trial. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Mr. Kennedy serves as Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Health Defense, as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands.
Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation, he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Southern District of New York.