Matthew K. Bogoshian
EPA Senior Policy Counsel, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., San Jose State; M.P.A., San Diego State; J.D., University of California, Davis
As the Deputy Assistant Administrator of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance until 2011, Professor Bogoshian worked on a wide range of enforcement...Continue Reading
As the Deputy Assistant Administrator of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance until 2011, Professor Bogoshian worked on a wide range of enforcement issues, including: criminal enforcement, federal facilities enforcement, implementation of the national environmental policy act, and civil enforcement matters concerning air, air toxics, hazardous waste, chemical hazards, and energy extraction activities. He now serves as EPA's Senior Policy Counsel in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention where he leads EPA and Obama Administration efforts to help manufacturers and others profit by adopting more sustainable practices.
Before joining the Obama Administration, he served as Governor Schwarzenegger's Deputy Secretary for Law Enforcement and Counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency where he worked on issues such as the enforceability of the cap and trade portions of California's Global Warming Solutions Act. For the preceding twelve years he was a Deputy District Attorney for the Monterey County, California Office of the District Attorney specializing in state-wide consumer and environmental prosecutions. He began his legal career as a trial attorney in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps where he earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Professor Bogoshian earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis, a Masters of Public Administration from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (Social Change) from San Jose State University.