Michael Jasny

Director, Marine Mammal Protection, Natural Resources Defense Council.

Michael is a leading expert in the law and policy of ocean noise pollution, and has worked domestically and internationally through high-profile litigation, lobbying, science-based policy development, and public advocacy to improve regulation of this emergent global problem.  He works to secure protection for endangered marine mammal populations, opposing development projects that threaten marine mammals off the U.S. and Canada, litigating with the US Navy over its use of high intensity sonar, and improving management of fisheries, whale-watching, and other sectors under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and J.D. from Harvard Law School.