ENVIRONMENTAL RULE OF LAW
Mr. Scott Fulton
General Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency
On May 19, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Scott Fulton to serve as EPA’s General Counsel, and Fulton was confirmed by the Senate on August 7, 2009. Fulton’s extensive career in environmental policy and law began in 1982, when he served as an environmental prosecutor and Assistant Chief in the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he contributed to the development of many of the liability principles that underpin the United States’ environmental protection program.
From 1990-1995, Fulton held leadership positions in EPA's enforcement program, first as Director of Civil Enforcement and subsequently as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator in OECA. From 1995 to 1999, he served as EPA's Principal Deputy General Counsel. From 1999 to 2007, he served as a Judge on EPA's Environmental Appeals Board. Most recently, Fulton served as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Assistant Administrator in EPA’s Office of International Affairs.
There, he led EPA’s international environmental policy development and program implementation and represented the United States in various international settings and negotiations. Fulton obtained his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.