November 01, 2011

People on the Move

Steven T. Miano

Firm moves

JULIE DOMIKE recently joined the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Domike’s practice focuses on matters under the Clean Air Act related to both mobile and stationary emissions sources, including counseling and permitting under New Source Review. She also represents clients in environmental litigation in federal and state courts. Previously, Domike practiced at Wallace King Domike & Relskin PLLC and with the Environmental Protection Agency. She is the co-editor of The Clean Air Act Handbook, Third Edition, recently published by the Section and ABA Publishing.

DAVID STANISH recently joined the Boise, Idaho, office of Holland & Hart. Stanish is a member of the firm’s Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Group, where he represents and advises clients on endangered species, public lands, project permitting, water rights, water quality, and other environmental and natural resources matters. Previously, he practiced in the Natural Resources Division of the Idaho Attorney General’s office.

Government moves

BRUCE S. GELBER was recently appointed to the position of deputy assistant attorney general in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Gelber, a 25-year veteran of DOJ, will oversee the division’s Environmental Enforcement Section, which represents the government in civil enforcement actions under federal environmental statutes. In addition, Gelber will oversee the division’s Environmental Defense Section, which defends the government in civil litigation filed under environmental statutes, including law suits challenging EPA regulations. Prior to this appointment, Gelber was chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section. Gelber recently received the Section’s 2011 Environment, Energy, and Resources Government Attorney of the Year Award.

EDWARD F. McTIERNAN was recently appointed deputy general counsel at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany, New York, where he will work on site remediation, redevelopment, and related issues. Previously, McTiernan was a partner at Gibbons PC, where he lead the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and served on the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a former chair of the Environmental Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

This and that

PAUL HAGEN, a principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., was recently elected to the board of directors of the Conservation Fund. The Conservation Fund, one of the nation’s leading land conservation non-profits, works to conserve land, train leaders, and invest in communities.

Trends, Vol. 43, No. 2, November/December 2011, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association.

Steven T. Miano


Steven T. Miano is a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin in Philadelphia. He is a contributing editor to Trends.