Mr. Scott Fulton is one of the world’s leading experts on rule of law in the environmental setting. He has over 30 years of experience in administering environmental programs in the United States, where he has worked on environmental issues at the federal, state, and international level. Most recently, he served as General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, having been appointed to that position by the President of the United States in 2009. Other appointments and designations of note include EPA Deputy Administrator (second in command), head of EPA’s international program, Environmental Appeals Judge, head of EPA’s Office of Enforcement, and Assistant Chief in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the United States Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Internationally, Fulton has worked for over 20 years with governments around the world as well with as international organizations such as the United Nations Environment Program, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), and other UN and regional organizations, on environmental governance and rule of law. Fulton left his post as General Counsel in January 2013, and is now a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, an adjunct Law Professor at George Washington University School of Law, and a principal at Beveridge and Diamond, LLP.