DOJ Civil Division Head Departs Trump Administration

Law360 (January 14, 2021, 8:10 PM EST) -- Jeffrey Bossert Clark resigned Thursday from his role leading the U.S. Department of Justice's civil and environmental divisions, where he played a leading role defending the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda in court, according to a DOJ representative.

Clark's resignation was effective at noon Thursday, according to the DOJ. He didn't publicly give a reason for the departure and hasn't said where he's headed.

In September, Clark was named acting head of the Civil Division, adding responsibility to his existing job as head of the Environment and Natural Resources Division.

As head of the environmental division, Clark's name has been on filings...

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