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S. Elizabeth Birnbaum Edit Profile

also known as Liz Birnbaum

Federal agency administrator , Lawyer

S. Elizabeth Birnbaum, American former federal agency administrator, lawyer. Bar: Colorado 1984, District of Columbia 1985, United States District Court District of Columbia 1987, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1990.

Background

Birnbaum, S. Elizabeth was born on January 20, 1958 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Myron Lionel and Emma Jane (Steiner) Birnbaum.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Brown University, 1979. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1984.

Career

Law clerk to Justice Dubofsky Colorado Supreme Court, Denver, 1984-1985. Associate Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Washington, 1985-1987. Counsel to water resources program National Wildlife Federation, 1987-1991.

Counsel United States House National Resources Committee, 1991-1999. Special assistant to solicitor United States Department Interior, 1999-2000, associate solicitor for mineral resources, 2000-2001. Director government affairs American Rivers, 2001—2004, vice president government affairs, 2004—2007, general counsel, 2005—2007.

Staff director United States House Administration Committee, 2007—2009. Director Minerals Management Service (Behavioural Science Institute) United States Department Interior, 2009—2010. Wasserstein fellow in public interest law Harvard Law School, 2006.

Achievements

  • Bar: Colorado 1984, District of Columbia 1985, United States District Court District of Columbia 1987, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1988, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1990.

Membership

Trustee Amphibian Conservation Alliance, 1997-1999. Member Arlington Company Environmental and Energy Conseration Commission, since 2002. Member American Water Resources Association (vice president national capital section 1999-1900), District of Columbia Bar (steering committee 1994-1997, section environmental, energy and natural resource law).

Connections

father:
Myron Lionel Birnbaum

mother:
Emma Jane (Steiner) Birnbaum