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Advocate for Clients Such as BP to Lead Environment at Justice

June 7, 2017, 10:21 PM

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the environment section at the Justice Department is a Washington litigator known for his advocacy on behalf of clients such as BP PLC in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in opposing EPA climate regulations.

Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, would lead the career attorneys of the Environment and Natural Resources Division who enforce environmental laws and defend federal agencies in court. The division’s work on behalf of agencies in the Trump administration will include litigation to explain the administration’s reasons for rescinding ...

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