Mr. Fulton served from 2009 to January 2013 as General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he handled or directed some of the United States' most significant environmental legal matters and represented the U.S. government at high-level international meetings and negotiations.
Mr. Fulton has over 30 years of experience in prosecuting environmental violations, defending Agency regulatory activity, and, as an appeals judge, adjudicating environmental disputes. He has worked on environmental issues at the state, federal and international level.
On the international front, he has served as EPA’s international program director and lead representative, and has worked on environmental governance and rule of law issues for over 20 years with governments around the world as well with as international organizations such as the United Nations Environment Program, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), and other UN and regional organizations.
Among other things, he was one of two U.S. judicial delegates to attend the groundbreaking “World Judges Symposium on Environmental Law” hosted by UNEP in Johannesburg, SA in 2002, and played an active role in the development of UNEP’s Judges Handbook on Environmental Law, as a member of the judicial editorial board.