Matthew Leopold

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Matthew Z. Leopold
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General Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
Assumed office
January 8, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byAvi Garbow
Personal details
EducationUniversity of Florida
Florida State University College of Law

Matthew Z. Leopold is an American attorney and government official who currently serves as the Assistant Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (General Counsel). Prior to assuming his current role, Leopold was a lawyer with the law firm of Carlton Fields.

Professional background[edit]

Leopold previously served as general counsel of the Florida Department of Environment Protection. He was also an attorney at the United States Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division. Leopold's legal practice focuses on environmental law, policy, and litigation. He has represented the state and federal governments on complex environmental litigation, including Florida v. Georgia and United States v. BP Exploration and Production, Inc., which addressed the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Leopold also represented Florida in litigation related to the Everglades.[1] He previously served as an environmental policy advisor for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.[2] He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Florida State University School of Law.


  1. ^ "Personnel note: Carlton Fields Jorden Burt adds former DEP general counsel Matthew Leopold". SaintPetersBlog. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. September 2, 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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