Future of Energy: Michael Bromwich
March 9, 2011 – "Responsible Stewardship of U.S. Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Development"
Michael R. Bromwich, Director, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement
On June 21, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar swore-in former Justice Department Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich as Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement to lead reforms that will strengthen oversight and regulation of offshore oil and gas development. Mr. Bromwich is overseeing the fundamental restructuring of the former Minerals Management Service, which was responsible for overseeing oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf. Mr. Bromwich was previously a litigation partner in the Washington, DC and New York offices of Fried Frank, where he headed the firm's Internal Investigations, Compliance and Monitoring practice group. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Bromwich served as Inspector General for the Department of Justice. As Inspector General, he headed the law enforcement agency principally responsible for conducting criminal and administrative investigations into allegations of corruption and misconduct involving the 120,000 employees of the Department of Justice.
Bromwich earned a bachelor's degree, law degree and master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.