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Senior Trump DOJ Environment Lawyer Joins Winston & Strawn

May 13, 2021, 1:09 PM

A high-ranking political appointee in the Justice Department’s environment division under President Donald Trump has returned to private practice.

Jonathan D. Brightbill is now a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, as part of the firm’s practice groups focused on litigation, regulations, and investigations.

“Winston’s reputation as a trial and appellate firm is unparalleled, and I am proud to join this distinguished group of renowned litigators and transactional lawyers,” he said in a statement Thursday.

Brightbill joined DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division in 2017 and later became the No. 2 political official on the team. He led day-to-day operations ...

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