12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division John Cruden will discuss the history of public lands and federal environmental law in the context of the work of the U.S. Department of Justice.
1 hour CLE (pending). Lunch provided. No registration required. Free and open to the public.
John Cruden, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
John C. Cruden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 16, 2014 as the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). Before becoming AAG, Mr. Cruden served as President of the Environmental Law Institute, a nationally recognized bipartisan organization well‐known for its work in educating, publishing, and researching environment, energy, and natural resource issues.
Mr. Cruden has a long history of public service at the Department of Justice and in the military. From 1991‐1995 he was the Chief of ENRD’s Environmental Enforcement Section and then from 1995 to 2011 a career Deputy Assistant Attorney General for ENRD. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Cruden served as Chief Legislative Counsel for the Army, and held various military positions including in the Airborne, Ranger, and Special Forces units and as Staff Judge Advocate.
Mr. Cruden has on three occasions received the Presidential Rank Award from three different Presidents. He has also received the Department of Justice’s Muskie‐Chaffee Award, the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Award, and the American Bar Association’s Award for Outstanding Government Service.
He is also a volunteer swim coach for the Special Olympics and a past recipient of Fairfax County’s Volunteer of the Year award for his work with mentally handicapped children. He is married and has two adult children.
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John Cruden’s presentation is made possible by a generous donation from the Cultural Vision Fund.