Joel Beauvais will join the EPA as senior advisor in the Office of General Counsel. Most recently, Joel served on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. He has a strong background in environmental law and research and has worked in private practice, the public sector and nonprofit organizations. Joel C. Beauvais joins our Agency after serving as the lead advisor for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Environment and the Select Committee on Energy and Global Warming. Prior to working for the House of Representatives, Joel was an associate at Latham and Watkins where he advised leading industry clients on Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other environmental law issues. Early in his career Joel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor. He also did a post-graduate fellowship at the New York University School of Law Center for Environmental and Land Use Law. Joel graduated summa cum laude from the NYU School of Law and magna cum laude from Yale University with a degree in Political Science.
Michael Goo has been appointed as associate administrator for the EPA's Office of Policy. Michael starts on January 31 and has extensive experience in the public and private sectors. Most recently, he was with the House of Representatives, where he served as staff director and chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. During his tenure he played a key role in drafting and negotiating the Waxman-Markey clean energy legislation passed by the House. Before serving on the House Select Committee, Michael was the climate legislative director for the Natural Resources Defense Council and worked with the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. During the Clinton Administration, Michael was appointed special assistant to the general counsel here at the EPA and transitioned to a career position in the Office of the General Counsel's Air and Radiation Law Office. Michael graduated from Washington University School of Law and earned cum laude honors during his undergraduate studies at Vassar College. (EPA)