Full Name
Avi Zevin
Job Title
Special Assistant to the President for Clean Energy Implementation
The White House
Speaker Bio
Avi Zevin currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for Clean Energy Implementation in the Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation at the White House, where he focuses on advancing policies and programs—principally those enacted by the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—that address climate change and facilitate the transition to a carbon-free, reliable, and cost-effective energy system. Avi previously served as the Principal Deputy General Counsel at the United States Department of Energy (DOE), where he advised the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Energy and the Department's senior leadership on legal and policy matters and, with the General Counsel, led all aspects of the Office of General Counsel. Avi joined DOE on day one of the Biden-Harris Administration as Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy. Prior to joining the Biden Administration, Avi worked with Google to help the company develop its federal energy policy strategy in order to achieve 24/7 carbon-free energy procurement goals. Previously, Avi was a senior attorney and affiliated scholar at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. Avi started his legal career as an attorney at the law firm Van Ness Feldman LLP. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A., with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and daughter and plays drums in the DC punk rock band Weird Babies.
Avi Zevin