Steven Croley is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and the Environment, Land & Resources Department. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Croley served as General Counsel for the United States Department of Energy. He was responsible for the Energy Department’s major litigation, regulation, licensing, loans, intellectual property, procurement, ethics, cyber, sensitive transactions, and energy law and policy across all fuel sources. He also oversaw the Department’s responses to congressional oversight requests, Government Accountability Office investigations, Inspector General inquiries, whistleblower matters, and third-party information requests. Previously, Mr. Croley served as Deputy White House Counsel. He provided legal and strategic counsel to the President and senior White House staff concerning major regulatory and litigation matters, as well as communications and crisis response. He was responsible for all areas of domestic law, and worked actively on criminal justice policy, the environment, financial regulation, health care, and immigration. He has also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, representing the United States in a variety of affirmative and defensive civil litigation. Following a judicial clerkship, he started his legal career as a law professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where he remains on the faculty, specializing in administrative law and civil procedure.