Lee DeHihns retired from the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP in Atlanta in 2014. At Alston & Bird, he practiced environmental law concentrating on regulatory matters and defensive litigation matters for corporate and municipal clients. Mr. DeHihns has served as the Special Adviser to the ABA Representative to the United Nations for Sustainable Development Goals. Mr. DeHihns was a member of the ABA House of Delegates and its Committee on Drafting Policies and Procedures, chair of the ABA Sustainable Development Task Force, and chair of ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He has been an International Senior Lawyers Project volunteer attorney since 2014 working in Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar and Zimbabwe. He joined Alston & Bird in 1990 after serving four years as the Deputy Regional Administrator of USEPA Region 4, the agency's senior career position in the Southeast. His career began with USEPA in 1974 in Washington, D.C., where he rose to the Senior Executive Service position of Associate General Counsel. Mr. DeHihns received a Senior Executive Service Meritorious Rank Award from U.S. President George H. W. Bush in 1989. He was on the Board of Trustees of Marywood University. He received his JD from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in 1974 and his BS from the University of Scranton in 1967. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Lee DeHihns will participate in the World Justice Forum working session The Law’s Role in Protecting the Most Vulnerable Populations from Climate Change