EnergySourceJul 28, 2021
These military veterans are solving our energy and climate problems, one idea at a time
By Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2
A series of policy papers focusing a host of topics from Just Transition policy in Colorado, to hydrokinetic energy in rural areas, to port decarbonization strategies, all written by the Atlantic Council's Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.
San Francisco, California | US Navy Veteran
Jesse Medlong is a sustainability lawyer and climate diplomat at the San Francisco office of the global law firm DLA Piper. He has worked at the US Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and now he represents the country Georgia in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit and in Georgia’s accession to the Environmental Integrity Group, one of only four formally recognized negotiating blocs within the UNFCCC.
In his domestic practice, Jesse represents clients on a wide variety of litigation and environmental matters, with a focus on sustainability as well as environmental, social, and corporate governance for business. He spent his first year of practice as a Krantz Fellow working exclusively on pro bono matters. During that year, he divided his time between providing legal services to military veterans and supporting New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s unique global nonprofit.
Jesse Medlong is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a Marshall Memorial Fellow, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the Truman National Security Project.