Dr. Renée Martin-Nagle
, Eckert Seamans LLP
Dr. Renée Martin-Nagle is a globally recognized water expert and scholar whose broad knowledge of environmental laws and policy extends to both domestic and international regimes. Her areas of scholarly work include freshwater, groundwater, unconventional water resources, PFAS, climate change, oceans and biodiversity. She earned a PhD from the University of Strathclyde in 2019, and her doctoral thesis, Governance of Offshore Freshwater Resources, was published as a book in 2020. As founder of the consulting company A Ripple Effect LLC, Dr. Martin-Nagle has provided consulting services, produced research and publications and spoken at international conferences on a variety of environmental, sustainability and freshwater issues. Prior to beginning her focus on freshwater, Dr. Martin-Nagle enjoyed a 25-year career as a senior executive, manager and chief legal officer in the aviation manufacturing sector, the last 20 years as General Counsel of Airbus Americas. The birth of her first grandson in 2007 inspired her to dedicate her professional energies to preserving the planet, and, while working full-time, she earned an LL.M. from George Washington University, graduating in 2010 with highest honors. She "retired" from Airbus in 2011 as Vice-President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Environmental Affairs, Board Member and Corporate Secretary and immediately joined the Environmental Law Institute as a pro bono Visiting Scholar. Dr. Martin-Nagle currently holds a number of affiliations: Treasurer of the International Water Resources Association; President and CEO of A Ripple Effect LLC; Special Counsel at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC; Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute; Affiliate of the International Water Law Academy at Wuhan University; Member of the Water Innovation Accelerator Well; Secretary and chair of the Governance Committee of the Mount Aloysius College Board of Trustees, and Member of the Municipal (water) Authority of Ebensburg PA.