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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to Speak at 2018 ELI Environmental Achievement Award Dinner

July 2018

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that Eric Holder, the 82nd U.S. Attorney General, will be speaking at this year’s Environmental Achievement Award Dinner, where he and other esteemed members of the environmental community will be honoring Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Apple’s Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, in recognition of her visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship over a most distinguished career.

Eric Holder Jr.“ELI is honored to have Mr. Holder speak at this year’s award dinner,” said ELI President Scott Fulton. “Mr. Holder is a major  figure in his own right, well known for his dedication to civil rights, environmental justice, and the rule of law.”

Mr. Holder served as Attorney General from February 2009 to April 2015. As the third longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office, Mr. Holder is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. In 2014, Time magazine named Mr. Holder to its list of 100 Most Influential People, noting that he had “worked tirelessly to ensure equal justice.” Including his tenure as Attorney General, Mr. Holder has served in government for more than 30 years, having been appointed to various positions requiring U.S. Senate confirmation by Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Reagan.

Mr. Holder, who was a partner at Covington & Burling LLP from 2001 to 2009, rejoined the firm in 2015. At Covington, he advises clients on complex investigations and litigation matters, including those that are international in scope and involve significant regulatory enforcement issues and substantial reputational concerns. 

The  2018 Environmental Achievement Award will be presented to Lisa Jackson on October 23, 2018, in Washington, D.C.