Jeremy Karpatkin's law practice includes litigation, counseling and regulatory compliance involving RCRA, CERCLA the Clean Water Act, and other environmental laws.
Karpatkin clerked for the Honorable Lewis T Babcock, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and was named to the Order of St. Ives at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee's first youth organizer was Cynthia Ward, a former student at the University of Chicago. Other key leaders included Joseph Schwartz, Mark Levinson, Jeremy Karpatkin and Penny Schantz.
Moseley Braun campain
- Progressive forces in Illinois made history November 3 by electing Carol Moseley Braun as the first African-American woman to the U.S. Senate.
- Braun beat beat Republican millionaire Rich Williamson soundly, 57%-43%. Former DSA Youth Organizer Jeremy Karpatkin directed Braun's field operations. Chicago DSA contributed volunteers and money to Braun's campaign.
Democratic Party activism
Karpatkin later served as Chief of Staff to Senator Simon. He also served as the Senator's legislative assistant for budget, banking and trade issues.
Department of Energy
Prior to workingat Arnold and Porter LLP, Karpatkin worked at the United States Department of Energy in a variety of capacities. He served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, where he helped develop strategies to revamp the environmental cleanup of the DOE nuclear complex and advised the Assistant Secretary on issues such as natural resource damage liability, tri-partite regulatory agreements, and restructuring the program's Congressional budget allocation.
Jeremy Karpatkin also served as a Senior Advisor to the Manager of the Rocky Flats facility in Golden, Colorado, where he was part of the team that achieved an accelerated cleanup of this former plutonium production facility. Mr. Karpatkin's work at Rocky Flats included, achieving community and regulatory agreement on the site’s environmental end-state condition, collaborating with the Natural Resource Trustees and the Colorado Congressional delegation to resolve natural resource damage liability, negotiating federal land use legislation, and expediting the removal of nuclear waste and materials. Mr. Karpatkin received numerous awards for his work at the Department of Energy, including a Certificate of Appreciation from the Secretary of Energy for improving DOE processes for community involvement and public participation.
- Michael Harrington, "The Left Wing of Realism," Democratic Left, vol. 1, no. 1 (March 1973), pg. 5.
- DSA membership letter Oct 24 1984