User Profile for Al Meyerhoff (ameyerhoff)
Bio: Albert Meyerhoff has practiced for more than 30 years in labor, civil rights and environmental law. After graduating from Cornell Law School in 1972, he joined California Rural Legal Assistance representing farm workers and the rural poor. In 1981, Mr. Meyerhoff joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a national environmental organization, as Director of their Public Health Program. During his 17 years with NRDC, Mr. Meyerhoff testified more than 50 times before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Mr. Meyerhoff has authored numerous articles for scholarly and general publications, including the Stanford Law Review, EPA Journal, Environmental Law Quarterly, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. Since joining Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman and Robbins LLP , a class action firm, in 1998, Mr. Meyerhoff has been lead counsel in several labor and environmental cases, including UNITE v. The Gap, contesting the sale of garments manufactured under sweatshop conditions in the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, and Public Citizen v. US DOT, challenging cross border trucking from Mexico in violation of U.S. environmental laws. Until recently when his term expired, Mr. Meyerhoff served on the Sierra Club Board of Trustees. In 2006, he was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and received lifetime achievement awards from both the ACLU and the League of Conservation Voters.
Joined: Feb 18 '08
Last login: Mar 05 '08