Jim Murphy is Senior Counsel for National Wildlife Federation, where he coordinates NWF’s nationwide litigation on Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other laws impacting wetlands, floodplains and water resources. Jim has represented NWF and other conservation groups as party or amici in several precedent setting cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Courts.  At NWF, he also works on federal water policy issues, advocating for legislative and administrative actions that will be protective of our water resources and floodplains. He has been extensively published in law reviews and other legal publications on issues such as water policy and law, transportation and smart growth issues, and energy production issues.   Jim also frequently speaks at national legal conferences on environmental issues. Prior to joining NWF in 2003, Jim worked in private practice and with the Conservation Law Foundation.  He has an LL. M., summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School, a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and B.A. from the University of Vermont.