ClientEarth is an environmental action group with a unique approach: we hold corporations directly accountable in the court of law and the court of public opinion.

Our U.S. operation, staffed by a team of expert litigators, is committed to changing the destructive practices of America’s biggest companies. That hard-hitting strategy has a proven track record of success around the globe. ClientEarth has been taking giant corporations to court in more than 30 countries for over a decade. We’ve developed an unrivaled expertise in using corporate, environmental, and human rights law to change the way multinational companies do business—for the sake of our planet.

ClientEarth does not shy away from challenging the world’s biggest corporations. We’ve taken legal action against Shell, Cargill, Saudi Aramco, KLM, Nestle, McDonald’s France, and many more.

Just as important, we get results: we’ve exposed the greenwashing of some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, brought about the end of Europe’s biggest coal plant, helped protect Africa’s last great rainforest from illegal logging and so much more.

ClientEarth is uniquely equipped to take a stand against destructive US companies and drive rapid, far-reaching change for the good of our planet.

Danielle Lackey

Executive Director

Our structure

ClientEarth USA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that operates as part of the global ClientEarth network of branches, representative offices, subsidiaries and partners, working in over 60 countries, with a shared vision of a future where people and planet thrive together.  We adhere to the highest standards of transparency, integrity and accountability.

Our financials

ClientEarth is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The top watchdog groups for charitable organizations recognize our commitment to transparency and efficiency. ClientEarth US earned a Four-Star Charity rating from Charity Navigator and a Candid Silver Seal of Transparency on Guidestar.

For every $1 ClientEarth spends*

  • 96% goes to our programs work directly helping people and planet
  • 1.5% go towards vital support and running costs
  • 2.5% go towards raising the next $1

Contact us

Write to us at:

ClientEarth USA, 501 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 510, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Media inquiries

For press inquiries about our work or to request an interview with an environmental lawyer or other spokesperson on environmental issues, email our press team at: press@clientearth.org or call us on: +1 310 361 7006.

General inquiries

If you have a general inquiry please contact our administration team at: info.us@clientearth.org

Supporter inquiries

If you want to amend your monthly gift, please visit our Supporter Hub. For any other supporter related questions, please email supportus@clientearth.org

Career inquiries

If you have a careers related question, please refer to the FAQs on our careers page before getting in touch. If you’re unable to find the answer to your question, email us at info.us@clientearth.org

Legal inquiries

ClientEarth is funded by private donors and foundations to undertake specific legal work. Although we do not typically provide legal advice to members of the public, we are always interested in understanding what environmental challenges people are facing, to keep updated of developments and better inform our strategies. Where possible, we do our best to assist. Please be advised that emailing ClientEarth does not create a attorney-client relationship and does not give rise to the benefit of privilege. Please exercise caution when sharing highly confidential or legally privileged materials.