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John Charles Cruden

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

1900 N Street, NW
Washington, DC

John C Cruden is a Principal at Beveridge and Diamond, an adjunct professor at George Washington University, and is on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He is the Past Senate Confirmed Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, US Department of Justice where he led the negotiations in the two largest environmental settlements in the history of the Department of Justice : Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and VW Dieselgate. John is also the Past President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, the Past President of the Environmental Law Institute, and the Past Chair of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. He is married to Sharon Holland Cruden and lives in Alexandria, Virginia and has two children.

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EPA Region:
Region 3 – (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV & 7 federally recognized tribes)
US Military Academy, West Point, NY BS 1968. Santa Clara Law School, JD, 1974. University of Virginia, MA, 1975. US Army Command and General Staff College, 1982. US Army War College (Fellow), 1988
California, District of Columbia.
Professional Societies and Organizations:
DC Bar, Past President. ACOEL, Past President. Environmental Law Institute, Past President. DC Bar Foundation. ACOEL Foundation, Past President. Special Olympics, Swim Coach. JAG School Alumni Association, Past President.
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), US Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General, ENRD, USDOJ Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, ENRD, USDOJ Chief, Legislative Counsel, Department of the Army General Counsel, Defense Nuclear Agency