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Environmental Law Institute Welcomes New Member to its Leadership Council

November 2017

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce that Michael G. Mahoney has joined its Leadership Council. “ELI is so pleased to have Michael join the ranks of our Leadership Council,” said ELI Leadership Council President Kathy Robb. “Michael is a prominent thought-leader in the environmental field. As the Institute continues to grow, he will help strengthen our vision of a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. We are lucky to add such an esteemed new member to our Leadership Council and look forward to the guidance and expertise he is sure to bring to our organization.”

Michael G. Mahoney is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Pfizer, Inc., where he serves as Chief Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Compliance Counsel. From 2007 until 2014, Michael was the Chief EHS Counsel for Pfizer.  From 2009-2010, Michael also led Pfizer’s Environmental Sustainability Program. In his current position, he is responsible for EHS compliance oversight and support to Pfizer operations globally. Michael is a member of Pfizer’s Environmental Sustainability Steering Council and, in that role, provides strategic advice on the program’s direction and objectives. He was responsible for launching Pfizer’s Climate Change and Energy Program in 2000 and has continued to be involved in its development. Prior to joining Pfizer’s Legal Division, Michael worked as an environmental engineer in the company’s Global Engineering Group and led a number of important technical programs and projects. Michael is past Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association. He also sits on ELI’s Board of Directors.

The ELI Leadership Council is the Institute’s group for the most prominent environment, energy, and natural resource leaders in the nation. The Council recognizes leaders for their commitment of resources and time to the Institute’s vision of a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. Members participate in events and have a chance to network and engage other leaders in discussions about key environmental law and policy issues.