Dimitrios J. Karakitsos



Dimitrios Karakitsos is a Washington, D.C., public policy attorney who focuses on developing legislation and strategies related to the energy, chemical, and manufacturing sectors. He has extensive experience in the oil and gas, renewable energy, coal and chemicals industries and has worked with a variety of stakeholders as they navigate new regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Karakitsos served as the senior Republican staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He was the principal Senate drafter and negotiator of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bipartisan effort to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the first major environmental legislation signed into law since 1990.

In addition to the new TSCA, Mr. Karakitsos participated in the development and passage of a major infrastructure law, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), serving as lead Senate negotiator with regard to environmental streamlining. He also worked on legislation related to the energy industry, including hydraulic fracturing, and was a lead negotiator of the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
  • Western Michigan University, B.A., Political Science and Business Management
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Honors & Awards
  • Energy & Environmental Trailblazers, National Law Journal, 2018
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship


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