Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career Professionals
October 21, 2015
Speaker: Tom Lorenzen, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Host: This luncheon is co-hosted by The Horinko Group, Crowell & Moring, and EPA, with special thanks to Crowell for graciously providing the event space.
Date: Wednesday October 21, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Crowell & Moring Offices, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC – Room 10-C
The mentoring luncheon will feature a brief talk by Tom Lorenzen focusing on his career in environmental law and his insights on current and future trends in the field, followed by questions and discussion.
Tom Lorenzen is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Environment & Natural Resources and Government Affairs groups. Tom works with clients seeking to successfully navigate the federal environmental rulemaking process. Prior to re-entering private practice in 2013, Tom served for a decade as an assistant chief in the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he oversaw the government’s legal defense of all EPA rules and regulations.
While at the DOJ, Tom oversaw the government’s defense in many of the seminal environmental cases of the last decade. These include Massachusetts v. EPA, in which the Supreme Court affirmed EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, and Entergy v. Riverkeeper, in which the court held that EPA has discretion under the Clean Water Act to consider or decline to consider costs in determining how to regulate cooling water intake structures. In the D.C. Circuit and the other federal courts of appeals, he oversaw the government’s defense in many hundreds of petitions for review of EPA rules and other reviewable final EPA actions, among them, Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, in which the court upheld the Obama Administration’s first suite of greenhouse gas regulations, and New York v. EPA, in which the court upheld most of the Bush Administration’s New Source Review reform rules.
Tom is a frequent lecturer and commentator in print, on the internet, and on television regarding federal environmental law, climate change regulation, administrative law, federal policymaking, and effective appellate brief-writing and argument.