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Avi Zevin has over 15 years of experience advancing policies that address climate change and facilitate the transition to a carbon-free, reliable, and cost-effective energy system. Mr. Zevin currently serves as the Principal Deputy General Counsel at the United States Department of Energy (DOE), where he advises the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Energy and the Department's senior leadership on legal and policy matters and assists the General Counsel in leading all aspects of the Office of General Counsel. Mr. Zevin joined DOE at the onset of the Biden Administration as Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy where he led the team of lawyers that support the Offices of Policy, Electricity, Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Nuclear Energy, Cybersecurity and Emergency Response, Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, and the Grid Deployment Office. Prior to joining the Biden Administration, Mr. Zevin 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, Mr. Zevin was a senior attorney and affiliated scholar at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. Mr. Zevin 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 a DC punk rock band.