About Us

Jennie R. Romer, Esq., Founder & Director

Jennie R. Romer earned her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law and is a member of the state bars of California and New York.  Ms. Romer also holds bachelor’s degrees in Zoology, Environmental Studies and Black Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

Ms. Romer was formerly an associate attorney at Lexington Law Group in San Francisco, where she represented the Center for Environmental Health as well as a variety of plaintiffs in consumer class actions.  In 2010, she founded plasticbaglaws.org, a resource for cities and states considering laws limiting the use of plastic bags, and was instrumental in San Francisco expanding its plastic bag ban.  In 2012, Ms. Romer volunteered to become the Atlantic Region Director of the Clean Seas Coalition and moved to New York City to advocate for a plastic bag ordinance.  Jennie currently works as an attorney and sustainability consultant in NYC.

Would you like to get involved in reducing single-use bag use?  Email Jennie at  jennie [at] plasticbaglaws.org.

Sean Conaty, Web Developer

Sean Conaty is a web developer in San Francisco. He studied Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego. He thinks that the small choices that people make every day can have a profound impact on the world. You can see more of his work at gethro.com.

Shanna Foley, Esq., Intern

Shanna earned her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law with a specialization in Environmental and Public Interest Law.  During law school, Shanna interned with the Center for Biological Diversity, the Law Offices of Stephen C. Volker, and was a student clinician at Golden Gate University’s Environmental Law & Justice Clinic.  Shanna is currently the graduate staff attorney at the Environmental Law & Justice Clinic and lives in San Francisco, where she (almost) always remembers to bring her own bags to the grocery store.