Environment & Energy

DOJ Environment Lawyer Under Trump Returns to Law Firm

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:03 PM

One of the Trump administration’s top political appointees in the Justice Department’s environment division has rejoined his former law firm.

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Eric Grant has returned to Hicks Thomas LLP, the Texas-based firm announced Tuesday. Grant will work from the firm’s Sacramento office.

  • As a high-ranking deputy for nearly four years, Grant supervised the appellate, environmental defense, and American Indian law sections of DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he helped defend the U.S. government in the so-called kids climate case, as well as challenges to the Keystone XL pipeline and and the Atlantic Coast...

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