Kevin S. Minoli is a Partner with Alston & Bird, where he leads the firm’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group in Washington, D.C. Prior to moving to private practice, Kevin spent 18 years with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of General Counsel, where he served as both Acting General Counsel for the first year of the Trump Administration and as Principal Deputy General Counsel—EPA’s highest-ranking career attorney position — from 2013-2018. His responsibilities included providing legal counsel on environmental programs and operations nationwide, serving as EPA’s Designated Agency Ethics Official, and preparing several senior agency officials for congressional hearings as EPA’s lead on congressional oversight matters. Recently, Kevin was elected to the Board of Directors of the EPA Alumni Association.
Throughout his career, Kevin has been a leader and champion of workforce diversity and inclusion efforts, particularly on workplace equality for LGBTQ+ employees. Kevin was instrumental in EPA’s decision to allow employees to voluntarily self-identify their sexual orientation and gender identity alongside other workforce demographic data used to ensure an equal opportunity workplace. His efforts have been recognized by EPA, with the Managerial Leadership Award and the Suzanne E. Olive Award for Exemplary Leadership in National Equal Employment Opportunity, and by the LGBT Bar Association, which included Kevin in its 40 Under 40 list in 2015.