January 01, 2016

People on the Move

James R. Arnold

Pamela E. Barker has joined Lewis Rice LLC as a member in the firm’s St. Louis office.  Barker’s practice focuses on assisting clients with the environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions and with regulatory compliance. She most recently served as chief environmental and regulatory counsel at Appvion, Inc., a specialty paper manufacturer headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Prior to that, Barker practiced for more than 25 years at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. in Milwaukee. She is the chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Joshua Bloom has joined Meyers Nave as a principal in the Environmental Law Practice Group in its Oakland, California office. Bloom’s practice includes over two decades of litigation, transactional, and counseling experience to public and private entity clients on all state and federal environmental and natural resources laws. His specialty scope of expertise includes negotiating real estate, risk allocation, and regulatory agreements, including guiding clients in navigating protected species and wetlands issues, with respect to brownfields redevelopment and risk-based cleanup, as well as negotiating environmental insurance policies and claims disputes. Bloom also maintains a significant Proposition 65, green chemistry, and other environmentally-related consumer products practice.  

Joel P. Johnston has joined Hall Estill as an associate in the firm’s Tulsa, Oklahoma office. Johnston’s practice is primarily focused on environmental, energy, and natural resources matters. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law where he was a Notes & Comments editor of the Energy Law Journal, a staff member for the Section’s The Year in Review publication, and a Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholar. Prior to attending law school,. Johnston worked as an environmental consultant and as an adjunct professor of geology at a Colorado community college. During law school, he continued consulting for a national environmental consulting and engineering firm, first managing its environmental consulting practice in its Tulsa, Oklahoma office, and later as the firm’s national oil and gas client manager. Johnston has experience with projects in every North American oil shale play, across all segments of the industry, as well as with RCRA, NEPA, CAA, and CWA related matters. He is a licensed geologist in Arizona, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming and teaches and advises as to hydraulic fracturing law and geology.

Angela Morrison has joined Berger Singerman as a partner with the firm’s Government and Regulatory Team in its Tallahassee, Florida office. Morrison has more than 25 years of experience in environmental and administrative law, with an emphasis on air quality, climate change, and energy issues. She represents a broad spectrum of clients on permitting and compliance strategies through counseling, administrative litigation and ongoing relationships with regulatory agencies. Morrison was a partner with Hopping Green & Sams for 24 years. Morrison is the immediate past editor in chief of Trends,  a member of the Section’s Council, and a Council mentor to the Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee and the Waste and Resource Recovery Committee.

Kathleen C. Schroder has joined Davis Graham & Stubbs as a partner in the firm’s Natural Resources Department. Schroder’s practice focuses on energy development on federal lands and issues arising from the Endangered Species Act. She was formerly with Bjork Lindley Little PC in Denver. Schroder is a vice chair of the Section’s Public Land and Resources Committee.

James R. Arnold

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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 Jim’s attention in care of ellen.rothstein@americanbar.org.