Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon – April 8, 2015

Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career Professionals
April 8, 2015

Speaker: Avi Garbow, General Counsel, U.S. EPA

Host: This luncheon is co-hosted by The Horinko Group, Crowell & Moring, and EPA, with special thanks to EPA for graciously providing the event space.

Date: Wednesday April 8, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton North Federal Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC – Room 4045, General Counsel’s conference room

Please note: The entrance to the building is on 12th Street midway between Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, above the Federal Triangle Metro entrance. Attendees should bring a government issued photo ID and must go through security – bringing fewer bags will help to speed up this process.  The luncheon will be held in Room 4045, which is the General Counsel’s conference room. Please bring your lunch.

The mentoring luncheon will feature a brief talk by Avi Garbow focusing on his career in environmental law and his insights on current and future trends in the field, followed by questions and discussion.

Avi Garbow was sworn in as General Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on August 7, 2013.  He previously served as the Agency’s Deputy General Counsel for four years. Garbow has two decades of environmental law experience – in the private and public sectors – and as Deputy General Counsel, was primarily engaged in the significant legal and related policy issues confronting the Agency in its media programs, including air, water, waste, and toxics.

From 1992 to 1996, he served in EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and then served with distinction as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section.  In private practice, Garbow was a litigation partner and junior partner at two major international firms.  Garbow has served on the boards of directors, and in other capacities, for various environmental and international human rights organizations.  Previously, he held leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee.  He is the recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service, holds a Masters Degree in Marine Affairs, and is a former volunteer firefighter.