On June 15, 2010, President Barack Obama announced his selection of New York and Washington, DC litigation partner Michael R. Bromwich to lead the Administration's efforts to target corruption in the regulation and oversight of offshore oil drilling. Mr. Bromwich will lead the effort to reform the Minerals Management Service (MMS), the agency of the United States Department of the Interior charged with the management of the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral resources. He will be responsible for developing plans for a new oversight structure for environmental and safety regulation.
Mr. Bromwich joined Fried Frank in 1999. While at the Firm, he has led a number of investigations involving a variety of organizations ranging from Federal agencies to local police departments in Houston and Washington. Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Bromwich served as Inspector General for the Department of Justice from 1994 to 1999. Before his appointment as Inspector General, he served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and as Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra.