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John C Cruden is a Principal at Beveridge and Diamond law firm and a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He is the Past Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, US Department of Justice (2015-2017). At DoJ he led the negotiations with both BP over Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and VW concerning Dieselgate. Those two settlements are the largest of their type in the history of the United States, both totaling over $20 billion. John is also the Past President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, the Past President of the Environmental Law Institute, and the past Chair of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and natural Resources. This month the ABA Environmental Section is giving John their Lifetime Achievement Award, which has only been given twice before.