Steven Croley is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and the Environment, Land & Resources Department.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Croley served as General Counsel for the United States Department of Energy. He oversaw all of the Department’s legal activities including litigation, regulation, licensing, loans, intellectual property, procurement, ethics, cyber, sensitive transactions, and energy law and policy across all sources of fuel — fossil, renewable, and nuclear. Mr. Croley actively managed the Department’s major litigation strategy and settlement decisions, with special focus on environmental litigation concerning the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. He also supervised the Department’s activities under the National Environmental Policy Act, and oversaw the Department’s responses to congressional oversight requests, Government Accountability Office investigations, Inspector General inquiries, whistleblower matters, and third-party information requests. In this capacity, he was also appointed by President Obama to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Before joining the United States Department of Energy, Mr. Croley served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Counsel for President Obama. He provided legal and strategic counsel to the President, Chief of Staff, and senior White House staff concerning major regulatory and litigation issues, as well as communications, congressional oversight, and crisis response.