The UL Department of Petroleum Engineering is proud to announce a presentation by Michael R. Bromwich, the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Clyde L. Rougeou Hall Assembly Room 332.

BOEMRE, a bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the federal agency responsible for managing the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Mr. Bromwich was sworn in as Director of BOEMRE in June and is overseeing the fundamental restructuring of the former Minerals Management Service to strengthen oversight and regulation of offshore oil development. He will speak about the critical challenge of ensuring the safe and responsible development of our oil and natural gas resources in the OCS.

Mr. Bromwich’s talk will include information about the exciting opportunities that a career in BOEMRE represent.  This presentation is open to interested students, faculty and to the general public. Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

Biography: Michael R. Bromwich is a litigation attorney who was appointed on June 15, 2010, to be the first director of the newly created Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, which replaces the Minerals Management Service in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Bromwich, who previously worked at the law firm Fried Frank, has a history over overseeing troubled federal agencies.

Bromwich graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1976. He subsequently received a master’s degree in public policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1980.  He was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and served as associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra.

He was an Inspector General for the for the Department of Justice from 1994 to 1999. He headed an investigation into the FBI laboratory; the investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103; the FBI's conduct regarding Aldrich Ames; the handling of classified information by the FBI and the Department of Justice in the campaign finance investigation; the alleged deception of a congressional delegation by high-ranking officials of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; and the Justice Department's role in the CIA crack cocaine controversy.  In 2002, he served as an independent monitor for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.  In 2008, he was appointed by the Houston Police Department to investigate its crime lab.


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