June 11, 2012 BBA Spring Environmental Law Career Panel

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

By: Michele Hunton

The Environmental Law Section and the New Lawyers Section hosted their annual Spring Environmental Law Career Panel on June 11. The attendees were a mix of new lawyers and law students eager to learn more about different areas of environmental law who were rewarded with dynamic advice from a panel of experienced and dedicated environmental attorneys.

The panelists included Ruth Silman, who is the incoming co-chair of the Environmental Section and a partner at Nixon Peabody where she focuses her practice on energy, environmental and land use matters, representing clients in energy projects as well as the land use implications of complex real estate transactions, including zoning, environmental impacts, permitting, and compliance.

Sue Reid also shared aspects of her practice and dedication to environmental protection. Sue is an environmental attorney serving as Vice President and Director of the Conservation Law Foundation, the nation’s oldest regional environmental advocacy organization that uses the law, science, and markets to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy throughout New England.

Rona Gregory also shared her extensive experience in environmental law from the government perspective. Rona is a Senior Assistant Regional Counsel in the Office of Regional Counsel at EPA New England. Currently, she is the lead counsel for the New England Region’s Brownfields Team as well as being the lead attorney responsible for Superfund enforcement at several NPL, federal facility, and removal sites.

The New Lawyers Section and the Environmental Law Section would like to thank the panelists for their excellent and enthusiastic presentations!