Isaac Byrd joined the State of Georgia Law Department in 1975 as a member of the Criminal Section. He later served in the Environmental Section of the Law Department, where he worked until he became a deputy attorney general in 2003. Isaac currently supervises the Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection and Professional Licensing sections of the Law Department. On an ongoing basis, he handles administrative tasks necessary for the operation of the division, reviews non-routine advice, appellate briefs and communicates with section leaders and attorneys. During the course of his Law Department career, Isaac has represented the State and its agencies, instrumentalities, officials and employees in civil, criminal and administrative matters. Beginning in 1990, Isaac began working on Georgia's water dispute with Alabama and Florida. He participated in the negotiation and development of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin compacts. He received a B.S. degree in Physics from Duke University in 1971. He later earned a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1974.