Gary Guzy, a top White House environmental adviser and former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency general counsel, is leaving President Barack Obama administration's for Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.
Guzy, who is deputy director and general counsel of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will join Covington Jan. 21 as of counsel in its environmental, public policy and government affairs practices, the firm announced Monday. He has served the council's deputy director and GC since 2009.
Covington's announcement came less than a week after the White House said CEQ chair Nancy Sutley is stepping down from her post in February. But Guzy said his decision to leave wasn't connected to Sutley’s impending departure.