March 01, 2013

People on the Move

Steven T. Miano

Firm moves

Christopher B. Amandes recently joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s environmental practice group as a partner in the firm’s Houston office. Amandes’s practice focuses on environmental issues in transactions, regulatory compliance, counseling, enforcement defense, and resolution of environmental disputes. He was previously a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Scott Deatherage has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in the firm’s Dallas office. Deatherage’s practice focuses on environmental, energy, and greenhouse gas regulatory matters. He represents oil and gas, pipeline, mining, and manufacturing industries. Deatherage was previously a partner at Patton Boggs LLP.

Joseph L. Jenkins recently joined Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Jenkin’s practice focuses on energy and natural resources law, environmental law, and legislation, rule-making, and litigation with an emphasis in oil and natural gas, mining, and quarrying. He previously served as senior counsel for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Jenkins is a Year in Review co-vice chair for the Section’s Mining and Mineral Extraction Committee.

Kermit Rader has joined Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. in Philadelphia where he will head the firm’s environmental and energy law practice. Rader’s practice focuses on environmental remediation, compliance, enforcement, transactions, and litigation. He also represents landowners in oil and gas leasing and pipeline agreements. Rader was previously with Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC.

This and that

Walter L. Sutton, Jr. was recognized by the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession with a Spirit of Excellence Award at the ABA 2013 Midyear Meeting in Dallas. This award is given to ABA members who excel in their profession settings, who personify excellence, and who have a demonstrated commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Sutton is Associate General Counsel, Legal Administration and External Relations for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas. He has held a number of leadership positions in the Section.

Steven T. Miano


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