Richard Webster is the Power-Cotchett Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Project at Public Justice, P.C. He had been the Legal Director of the Eastern Environmental Law center, formerly the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic, since 2005. Before that, Richard was an attorney with the environmental group at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in New York.
Richard established and ran Environmental Development Consultants, providing expert advice and litigation support to, among others, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Sierra Club, and the World Bank. Earlier, he was the Associate Director of Consultants in Environmental Sciences (Asia) in Hong Kong (now China) and a Senior Environmental Scientist with Consultants in Environmental Sciences, Ltd., in London, England.
Richard received his J.D. in 2002 from Columbia University Law School, where he was the Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, a Kent Scholar, and a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar. He earned a Masters Degree in 1989 from London University in Engineering Hydrology and a B.A. in Physics from Oxford University in England.