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Stacey Mitchell joined Akin Gump’s Environmental and Natural Resources group after serving as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Building upon that experience and her 16 years as federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she served as Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, corporations turn to Stacey for representation in complex federal environmental enforcement matters with DOJ and EPA, including internal investigations, and for strategic counseling. Stacey specializes in high-stakes and crisis management situations for clients. Stacey is a leader of the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate work. Clients include companies from the chemical, energy, shipping, automotive manufacturing (OEM) and printing industries.


Deputy General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency (2014–2017); Chief (2007–2014) and prosecutor (1998–2007), U. S. Department of Justice, Environmental Crimes Section; Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office (1994–1998).

Professional Memberships

Stacey co-chairs the Washington D.C. office’s Women’s Resource Group and is a Member of the Leadership Council of the Environmental Law Institute, the Institute’s group for the most prominent environmental, energy and natural resource leaders in the nation.