Eric Grant

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Eric Grant obtained his undergraduate degree in economics in 1986 and his law degree in 1990, both from the University of California, Berkeley.  During his 28-year legal career, Mr. Grant has served as a law clerk to Retired Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas; argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and numerous other federal and state appellate courts; published law journal articles on constitutional law; and taught as an adjunct professor at UC Davis School of Law.  Following two decades in private practice in Sacramento, where he focused on environmental law and other complex civil litigation, Mr. Grant last year joined the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he serves as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of appellate and Indian-related litigation.