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Former EPA Deputy General Counsel Joins Environmental Law Institute’s Leadership Council

March 2018

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce that Stacey H. Mitchell has joined its Leadership Council. “We are so fortunate to have Stacey join the ranks of our Leadership Council,” said ELI Leadership Council Kathy Robb. “ELI’s vision is a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. As an esteemed thought-leader in the field of environmental law and policy, Stacey is sure to bring valuable guidance and expertise to our organization as we continue our path making law work for people, places, and the planet.”

Stacey Mitchell is a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC, where she is a member of the firm’s environment and natural resources practice. She advises her corporate and individual clients on a wide range of environmental regulatory matters, including enforcement defense, internal investigations, litigation, and transactional matters.  Prior to joining Akin Gump, Ms. Mitchell was Deputy General Counsel at EPA, where she advised the Administrator and other senior leadership on legal and policy issues and options. In particular, Ms. Mitchell was deeply involved with congressional oversight regarding the Clean Water Rule, EPA’s actions related to a large mine development in Alaska, the Gold King (Silverton, Colorado) mine incident, and the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.

Prior to her tenure with EPA, Ms. Mitchell served as Chief of the Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Section. In this role, she ran an office of prosecutors who handled federal pollution and natural resource criminal matters nationwide.

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.