Gregory Berry joined Accountability Counsel as a Policy Associate in 2019 after serving two years as a staff attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division. His public interest experience includes contributing to a variety of environmental and human rights initiatives through legal internships with Center for International Environmental Law, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Connecticut River Conservancy, a summer fellowship with Natural Resources Defense Council, and clinical work with Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.
Gregory earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School, where he was an Environmental Missions Scholar and the 2016 Vermont/Cuba Agricultural Systems Fellow. As part of the agricultural systems fellowship, Gregory reported on methodologies to bolster organic agricultural markets and served as a research assistant for an organic agriculture benchmarking study sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He was the 2017 recipient of Vermont Law Review’s Dean Jonathan B. Case Writing Award for a note on reconciling the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights with Federal Organizational Sentencing Guidelines. He received Vermont Law Review’s 2015 Ballenger-Green Diversity Paper Award for an advocacy piece encompassing pursuit-of-happiness jurisprudence and racial reconciliation in the United States. Gregory co-chaired the student Environmental Law Society and was a member of the National Black Law Students Association.
Prior to law school, Gregory earned a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy, with a concentration in Water Resources Law. His prior work experience includes working as an outdoor education instructor, a white water rafting guide, a trip leader for an international voluntourism/ecotourism outfitter, and a child behavior support specialist.
Gregory is a member of the New York State Bar, and he has pending membership to the Washington, D.C. Bar. His pro bono work includes volunteering at landlord/tenant court proceedings.