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Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) 2022

16 May - 18 May 2022

Bocconi School of Law, Milan, Italy

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Avi Garbow


Avi Garbow is President of Resources Legacy Fund, where he designs, directs, and implements environmental initiatives that advance a just and resilient future for people and nature. He also is President of RLF-affiliated organizations, Fund for a Better Future and Shared Ascent Fund. Avi Garbow is a nationally recognized environmental leader, lawyer, and advocate with decades of experience tackling many of the most critical threats to our air, water, lands, and communities. He most recently served as Patagonia’s Environmental Advocate, providing strategic leadership and vision to the company’s robust environmental advocacy efforts. Avi has held senior leadership positions in several Presidential administrations, including serving as Senior Counselor to the EPA Administrator in the Biden Administration, and as the Senate-confirmed General Counsel at EPA in the Obama Administration. He has also led the environmental practice of an international law firm, and served as a federal environmental crimes prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. Over the course of decades of public service, Garbow has helped lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across several administrations, including significant advancements in honoring Tribal treaty rights in federal environmental regulations.

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