Evan Isaacson, Director of Policy and Research
Evan joined CLA in November 2019 as a Senior Attorney and Director of Policy and Research. As Director of Policy and Research, Evan helps provide strategic insight to CLA staff and volunteer attorneys based on legal, policy, and data-driven research and analysis. Evan also provides legal assistance to Maryland clients through CLA’s Direct Client Services Program.
Prior to joining CLA, Evan was the Chesapeake Bay Policy Analyst at the Center for Progressive Reform where he advocated for rigorous implementation of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans and effective enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Before that Evan served as a senior analyst for the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, where he provided nonpartisan advice and support on environmental law and policy issues, including bill drafting, fiscal analysis, and regulatory oversight. He brings a dozen years of Chesapeake Bay law and policy experience to CLA.
Evan holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland, with a specialization in Environmental Law, and a B.A. from Syracuse University. He is currently a member of the Maryland Bar.