Michael Jasny

Michael Jasny is a Senior Policy Analyst and Director of NRDC’s Marine Mammal Protection Project. An expert in the law and policy of ocean noise pollution, he has worked domestically and internationally through high-profile litigation, lobbying, science-based policy development and public advocacy to improve regulation of this emergent problem.

Michael is also engaged in securing protection for endangered marine mammal populations and their critical habitat, opposing development projects that threaten marine mammals off the coasts of the U.S. and Canada, and improving management of fisheries, whale-watching, and other sectors under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the nation’s leading instrument for the conservation of these species.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and J.D. from Harvard Law School, and is the author or co-author of numerous publications in legal, policy, and scientific journals.