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Erik Grafe

Staff Attorney

Erik Grafe has been a staff attorney in Earthjustice's Alaska office since September 2007.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Erik worked as an associate in the New York and Moscow offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a large international law firm, and as a staff attorney for MFY Legal Services, a non-profit provider of legal services to low-income New Yorkers. In summer 2006, he served as a law clerk for the Hon. Timothy M. Burgess of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

Erik received a B.A. in English and Environmental Studies from Yale College in 1996, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2000, and an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2007. He is admitted to practice in Alaska and New York.

"I quickly fell in love with this place, and I have the zealotry of a convert."

Erik Grafe
On why he works to protect the Arctic.

About Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.