George Frampton

George Frampton is Founder and Chairman of New Energy Strategy and Law. He was previously senior of counsel at Covington & Burling’s and a member of the Clean Energy and Climate industry group. His areas of practice include litigation and environmental and energy corporate strategy. George has over 35 years of legal, public policy, and environmental advocacy experience and served as Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) from 1998 to 2001, and most recently as Co-Chairman of the Obama transition team for CEQ.

As Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, George was the President’s principal advisor on environmental policy matters leading a staff of over 20 environmental professionals. Prior to heading the CEQ, George served from 1993 to 1997 as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, with responsibility for supervising the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  George has represented clients in complex litigation and environmental and energy matters including corporate strategy. George has also represented Vice President Gore on a Justice Department inquiry into fundraising matters.