Michael R. Bromwich - Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Michael R. Bromwich is the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and has served in that position since June 21, 2010.
He was asked by President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lead reforms that will strengthen oversight and regulation of offshore oil and gas development and oversee the fundamental restructuring of the former Minerals Management Service, which was responsible for overseeing oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf.
From 1999-2010, Bromwich was a litigation partner in the Washington, DC and New York offices of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, where he headed the firm's Internal Investigations, Compliance and Monitoring practice group. From 1994 to 1999, Bromwich served as Inspector General for the Department of Justice. As Inspector General, he headed the law enforcement agency principally responsible for conducting criminal and administrative investigations into allegations of corruption and misconduct involving the 120,000 employees of the Department of Justice. He was also responsible for conducting independent audits of the Department's programs and operations. Prior to that, he was a federal prosecutor in New York and Washington for seven years.