Travis Annatoyn is Managing Senior Counsel at Democracy Forward. Travis joins Democracy Forward following more than five years at the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. There, he defended federal clean energy, conservation, and environmental justice initiatives against both statutory and constitutional challenges in courts nationwide. Travis has also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and as a C.V. Starr Lecturer in Law at Peking University’s School of Transnational Law, and clerked for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Travis holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Travis is a member of the D.C. Bar and the State Bar of New York.

Featured Work
  • Advisory Committees
  • Energy and Environment

Western Organization of Resource Councils v. Bernhardt

Challenging the Trump Administration’s program to sell-off public resources at the expense of western communities and taxpayers.

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  • Advisory Committees
  • Energy and Environment

Natural Resources Defense Council et al. v. Bernhardt

Challenging the International Wildlife Conservation Council, an illegal body designed to facilitate the unsustainable trophy hunting of endangered species.

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  • Energy and Environment

Healthy Gulf v. Bernhardt

Stopping Interior from secretly weakening offshore safety drilling rules

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