Grace Bauer

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Grace Bauer is a senior associate attorney at Earthjustice’s Oceans office in Seattle, Washington.

Prior to Earthjustice, Grace spent three years as an attorney for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of General Counsel near Washington, D.C. She served as an enforcement attorney bringing civil administrative cases before administrative law judges for violations of federal marine resource conservation laws such as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Prior to NOAA, Grace spent two years at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, in Seattle, providing legal counsel for Superfund cleanup and remediation projects and charging civil administrative cases under various federal air, pesticides, and toxics statutes.

Grace graduated from the UCLA School of Law where she served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law & Policy and the President of the Environmental Law Society. During law school, she interned at the Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Defense Center, focusing on climate change and fracking. She majored in environmental science at the University of Southern California and spent a semester in a hut on a beach conducting sea turtle conservation field research with the School for Field Studies in Puerto San Carlos, Mexico.

Outside of work, she is often surrounded by balls of fluff. She and her husband lovingly adore and spoil their two cats and dachshund-lab mix dog (google doxador!), and over the past several years have fostered nine kittens and five dogs with Friends of the Animals Foundation in West Seattle and K-9 Lifesavers in Maryland.

The Latest by Grace Bauer

July 27, 2021

A Small Victory for a Dwindling Species: Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

Thanks in part to this lawsuit, whitetip sharks will have a better chance of survival if they get accidentally caught in fishing gear.