Stephen L. Kass is Senior Environmental Counsel and founder of the Environmental Practice Group at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP in New York. Prior to joining Carter Ledyard & Milburn, he was a founding partner of Berle, Kass & Case, a firm specializing in environmental law from the field’s inception in the 1970s. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University in 1961 and his LL.B. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1964. He is an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School and at NYU’s Center on Global Affairs, where he teaches courses on climate change, human rights and the environment. Mr. Kass has written a regular column on “Environmental Law” and “International Environmental Law” for the New York Law Journal since 1986, is a past Vice-President of the New York City Bar Association, current Chair of the Association’s Task Force on Climate Adaptation, an emeritus director of Human Rights Watch (where he chaired its Policy Committee) and a member (and past chair) of the board of directors of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice.