“Alston & Bird has established a tradition of hiring the top attorneys and legal minds in the country, and we are honored to have Bruce Pasfield join the firm,” said
During his fifteen years with the DOJ, Pasfield served eight as a trial attorney, where he tried a number of precedence-setting cases, and seven as an Assistant Chief, where he supervised lead cases for the Department’s Hazardous Materials and Worker Safety Initiatives. He also served as Chair of the North American Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) Anti-Smuggling Initiative, where he coordinated a multinational task force to prevent the illegal trade of ozone-depleting substances under the 1987 Montreal Protocol and the U.S. Clean Air Act. Through the World Bank and United Nations Environmental Programme, he provided extensive environmental crimes prosecution training in developing nations throughout the world. He received six DOJ outstanding achievement awards and two Environmental Protection Agency bronze medals for his success in environmental litigation. In August, he was honored with the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work with the DOJ’s worker safety initiative.
“Alston & Bird’s environmental practice is recognized as one of the nation’s finest, and we are strengthened further with the addition of Bruce Pasfield,” said
Prior to joining the DOJ, Pasfield was an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He successfully prosecuted 100 felony and misdemeanor jury trials and was integral in establishing the first Environmental Prosecution Program. Pasfield received a J.D. from Vermont Law School and a B.A. in Business Administration from Gettysburg College.