Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon – June 24, 2016

Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career Professionals
June 24, 2016

Speaker: Larry Starfield, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA

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

Date: Friday June 24, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: Crowell & Moring Offices, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC – Room 9-D

The mentoring luncheon will feature a brief talk by Larry Starfield followed by questions and discussion.

Larry Starfield is the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) in Washington, DC. OECA’s mission is to improve the environment and protect public health by ensuring compliance with the nation’s environmental laws. As Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mr. Starfield serves as the senior career official for EPA’s enforcement and compliance assurance office, responsible for managing the day to day operations of the nation’s environmental enforcement program, with approximately 3,100 environmental professionals and an annual budget of more than $550 million.

Mr. Starfield has more than thirty years of experience in the environmental field. From 2001 to 2011, he served as the Deputy Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, where he was responsible for the management of the 850-person regional office in Dallas, Texas. During his tenure, the Region oversaw issues under all environmental statutes, including those arising in response to the Shuttle Columbia disaster, Hurricane Katrina, and the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

From 1997-2001, Mr. Starfield served as the Regional Counsel for Region 6 where he managed an office of 60 lawyers that provided legal advice to the Regional Administrator and Region 6 program offices regarding the interpretation and implementation of federal environmental laws. Before joining Region 6, Mr. Starfield spent ten years with EPA’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., where he served as an attorney-advisor, Assistant General Counsel for RCRA, and Acting Associate General Counsel for Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

Before coming to EPA, he worked in Paris, France, from 1985 to 1987 as the correspondent for the Bureau of National Affairs on French environmental issues. From 1981 through 1985, he was an Associate with the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, in Washington, D.C., where he worked on environmental and energy issues. Prior to that, he clerked for Judge Walter K. Stapleton in the U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Yale Law School.