B.S., Northwestern University; M.A., Northwestern University; J.D., University of Michigan
James Morgulec is a Senior Counsel in the Environmental Crimes Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. During the course of his 22 years with the section, Professor Morgulec has prosecuted criminal cases across the country arising under many of the major U.S. environmental and wildlife statutes, including, among others, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Lacey Act.
In addition to maintaining a case load, he devotes a substantial portion of his time to working on appellate issues with the Environment and Natural Resources Division's Appellate Section, reviewing policy matters and pending legislation, serving as a Professional Responsibility Officer, and training federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel.
Prior to joining ECS, Professor Morgulec was an associate in the DC office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he practiced environmental and antitrust litigation and counseling. He began his career as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.