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Historical Biography

Todd Kim

Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim
Todd Kim
36th Assistant Attorney General, ENRD,

Todd Sunhwae Kim is the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He began his career in the Division, joining its Appellate Section through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. As a career public servant for over seven years, he represented the interests of the United States in courts around the country, working on cases involving Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act enforcement, Superfund site cleanup, Native American land rights, the establishment of national monuments, environmental crimes, and more.

Kim was then appointed the first Solicitor General for the District of Columbia, a role he held for over eleven years. As Solicitor General, he was the chief appellate lawyer representing the District and managed a large staff in cases of national and local importance. After three years as a partner at Reed Smith LLP, he returned to public service upon appointment as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation, and Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Energy.

He is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was born and raised in New Jersey.

This material is based on the review of a variety of historical sources, and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If you have any corrections or additional information about this individual or about the history of the Division, please contact ENRD.

Updated June 9, 2023