Ethan G. Shenkman
Ethan Shenkman brings more than 16 years of government experience to bear on his wide-ranging environmental practice. He served for seven years as a political appointee in the Obama Administration, most recently as Deputy General Counsel at the US Environmental Protection Agency and, prior to that, as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the US Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division. He previously served as a career attorney and litigator at DOJ for nine years.
During his post as Deputy General Counsel at the EPA, he oversaw the agency's legal and regulatory work across a wide range of issues. He was responsible for Clean Air Act regulations and litigation, cross-cutting administrative law issues, international environmental law, and Native American tribal affairs. He also provided counsel for numerous key administration initiatives related to greenhouse gas pollution and climate change, international environmental agreements, free trade agreements and investment treaties, and tribal treaty rights.