July 01, 2014

People on the Move

Jim Arnold

Law firm moves

Thomas M. Kilbane has founded his own firm, Thomas M. Kilbane Attorney at Law PLLC, in Seattle. Kilbane’s practice continues to focus on environmental law, advising and representing clients in federal and state Superfund hazardous waste sites and related dispute resolution proceedings, permitting and compliance with air and water quality regulations, defense of enforcement actions and citizen suits, and resolving environmental issues in real estate and corporate transactions. Kilbane also serves as a mediator in environmental disputes. Kilbane was most recently with Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC.

David L. Rieser has been promoted to principal at MuchShelist in Chicago. Rieser is head of the firm’s environmental, regulatory, and redevelopment law practice.

Jeff Wood has rejoined Balch & Bingham in its Washington, D.C., office as a partner in its Environmental and Natural Resources and Energy Sections. Wood worked for several years in the firm’s Birmingham, Alabama, office, then for Ingram Barge Company in Nashville, and most recently for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R–Alabama), where he served as Republican staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air & Nuclear Safety and the Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife.

Corporate moves

Corinne Martin has joined Caterpillar Inc. as environmental counsel in Peoria, Illinois. Martin was most recently with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Stites & Harbison in Nashville. She is a member of the Section’s Membership Service Group and Special Committee on Communications and External Relations.

Nonprofit moves

Asimakis “Maki” Iatridis has become the CEO and general counsel of Ocean First LLC, in Boulder, Colorado. Ocean First LLC owns Ocean First Divers and Ocean Classrooms. Ocean First Divers is a swim, diving, retail, and eco-travel aquatics company that promotes sustainability and reform in the industry. Ocean Classrooms is a marine science education company. Iatridis is continuing with his environmental practice for a few clients (part-time) on the side.

Jim Arnold


Jim Arnold is the principal in The Arnold Law Practice in San Francisco and is a contributing editor to Trends. Information about Section members’ moves and activities can be sent to his attention. To reach Jim, click on the hyperlink, which will take you to his profile that includes his contact information.