Don Baur is currently a partner at Perkins Coie in the Environment, Energy and Resources practice. In that role, he provides federal policy-level and project-specific counseling as well as legislative and litigation assistance in a wide range of environmental and natural resources areas. He has been involved in marine protected area, ocean species conservation and offshore energy development issues in both U.S. and international waters. Mr. Baur previously was an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior and General Counsel of the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission before joining Perkins Coie in 1987.
A frequent speaker, instructor and author on environmental and natural resources legal topics, he is lead editor and author of the American Bar Association’s books The Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives and Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy. Mr. Baur serves on the Environmental Law Institute Leadership Council and has been on the faculty of the Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School since 1998.
He received a B.A. from Trinity College and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.