Daniel E. Estrin
General Counsel and Advocacy Director
Daniel joined Waterkeeper Alliance in January 2016, and previously represented the organization as outside counsel for over fifteen years. Prior to joining Waterkeeper, Daniel spent a decade as Managing Attorney and a clinical law professor at Pace Law School’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty in 2006, Daniel was Special Counsel at Kennedy & Madonna, LLP, a public interest law firm where he represented environmental advocacy organizations in citizen suits and permit challenges. Before that, Daniel practiced for eight years in the litigation/arbitration and insurance/reinsurance departments at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York City, where he focused on environmental insurance coverage disputes.
Daniel is admitted to practice in New York State, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.
Daniel resides in Fairfield County, Connecticut, just a mile from Long Island Sound. In his spare time, he enjoys live music, hiking, swimming, paddling, cooking, and traveling with his family.