Press Release

Morgan Lewis Lawyer Edward Strohbehn Receives ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy

August 03, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, August 3, 2015: Morgan Lewis Senior Counsel Edward Strohbehn was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award last night by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He received this honor in recognition of his outstanding leadership, innovation, and career achievements in the area of environmental law.

During a ceremony at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, Mr. Strohbehn was celebrated for his dedication to the enhancement of our environment both as a thought leader and as a tireless advocate for the public and for his clients. His legal career, which encompasses 25-plus years as a highly valued counselor to public and private clients, includes substantial government and public interest sector experience. He is currently serving as chairman of the board of the Environmental Law Institute, a Washington, DC, nonprofit environmental law and policy nongovernmental organization. Mr. Strohbehn’s past accomplishments include co-founding the Natural Resources Defense Council  and serving as the executive director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Jimmy Carter. 

Of his nomination, John Cruden, former Environmental Law Institute President, noted, “Ed Strohbehn has an unparalleled standing in the environmental legal profession. He is an award winning author, a highly sought after lecturer, an expert in all areas of environmental law and policy, and a tireless advocate for environmental improvement.”

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, comprised of more than 9,000 members, is a forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy and resource lawyers. Each year through these awards, the Section honors individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves in environmental law and policy and have provided leadership in improving environmental protection and sustainable development.

A release issued by the ABA can be read here.