Barton H. Thompson, Jr.
Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson, Jr. is the Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law at Stanford Law School and the Perry L. McCarty Director and Senior Fellow of Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment. A widely published author and recognized expert on water resources and other environmental issues, Mr. Thompson was a partner at the law firm of O’Melveny & Meyers, lecturer at the UCLA School of Law, and law clerk to United States Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. He is a member of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Thompson serves on the boards of The Nature Conservancy of California, the American Farmland Trust, and the Sonoran Institute. He also serves as Special Master for the United States Supreme Court in Montana v. Wyoming, which deals with the waters of the Yellowstone River. He has served on the scientific advisory boards of a variety of organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.