JoAnne Dunec has joined Old Republic Title Company in San Francisco as Vice President, Underwriting Counsel. Dunec was formerly a shareholder with Miller Starr Regalia in Walnut Creek, California. She is a member of the editorial board of the Section’s Natural Resources & Environment publication.
Jonathan Clyde has recently relocated to the Bend, Oregon office of Clyde Snow & Sessions to support the expansion of the firm’s natural resources practice group and its growing clientele. An associate in the Salt Lake City office since 2009, Clyde focuses his practice on natural resources and water law, providing solutions for individuals, corporations, and municipalities in matters of energy, water rights, water quality, and real property.
Pamela K. Elkow has joined Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP as a partner in its Stamford, Connecticut office. Elkow was formerly with Robinson Cole in Stamford. She is an environmental advisor and attorney with nearly 25 years of experience in brownfields, due diligence, transactions, enforcement, and permitting, as well as experience with occupational health and safety issues (responding to citations, negotiating with OSHA). Elkow is chair of the Section’s Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee.
Frank Erisman has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in its Portland, Oregon office. Erisman was formerly with Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver, before its merger with Bryan Cave LLP. A member of the Colorado and Oregon Bars, his practice includes mining and other natural resources issues. He is a former chair of the Section.
Theodore L. (Ted) Garrett was recently honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Who’s Who Legal. Garrett is a longtime contributing editor to Trends and a former chair of the Section.
Sheila Slocum Hollis was recently named as one of the top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C. Hollis is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in Washington, D.C. She is the Section’s representative to the ABA House of Delegates, a member of the Section’s World Justice Project Task Force and the Sustainable Development Task Force, and a former chair of the Section.
Roger R. Martella was recently honored as the 2015 Environmental Lawyer of the Year by Who’s Who Legal. Martella is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C. He is a vice chair of several Section committees, including the International Environmental and Resources Law Committee; the 2015 Fall Conference Planning Committee; the Special Committee on Communications and External Relations; the Special Committee on Section, Division, and Forum Coordination; and the World Justice Project Task Force.
Pamela (Pam) Nehring of Daley Mohan Groble in Chicago was elected chair of the American Railway Development Association (ARDA) law committee. Nehring leads her firm’s environmental practice with a focus on brownfields development and environmental remediation claims and litigation involving private parties, communities, and government agencies. She focuses on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, audits, and enforcement matters.