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January/February 2024

People on the Move

James R Arnold


  • Discusses the promotions and job changes of SEER leaders and members. 
  • Shares the accomplishments of SEER leaders and members.
People on the Move
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Alf Brandt has been appointed the associate director for Justice Solutions & Innovation at the National Judicial College. He was the general counsel to California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Brandt is also the California Water Law reporter for the Water Law Newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Brandt has been active in the Section for many years. He has served as the chair of SEER Outreach (2018–2019); chair of the 2016 Fall Meeting in Denver, Colorado; a member of the Section Council (2013–2016); chair, Smart Growth and Green Buildings Committee (2011–2013); a member of the Special Committee on Project Funding (2008–2011); chair of the 2007 Water Law Conference; and many other activities on behalf of the Section and its members.  

Andrea Driggs has been selected as a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, in the firm’s Phoenix, Arizona, office. She represents clients in environmental litigation and regulatory matters. Driggs’ clients include industrial companies, commercial entities, and municipalities in mining law, groundwater contamination, groundwater issues, complex infrastructure siting, and remediation of properties. She practices, as an admitted member of their bars, in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. In mining law, Driggs represents clients in due diligence in large mining transactions, as well on permitting issues and use authorizations (e.g., NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal laws). She also has an energy law practice, representing and counseling developers of renewable resources for permitting energy projects, including solar, wind, and battery facilities (including due diligence, site control, leases, and decommissioning). For regulatory compliance and litigation, Driggs has conducted pre-litigation investigations, and negotiated through administrative procedures and appeals. Her practice includes a wide range of state and federal environmental laws, including emerging issues such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Driggs is co-chair of the Section’s Mining Committee, and co-authored “Navigating the PFAS Regulatory Landscape: Insights for Consumer Brands and Retailers,” in the 2023 Updates of the Section’s Pesticides and Chemicals Committee. 

Leland P. Frost has joined Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Lasater LLP as a senior associate in its Birmingham, Alabama, office, from Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta. His experience includes federal and state environmental, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) laws, regulations, and policies. Frost represents clients in more than a dozen state and federal courts, and before agencies, legislatures, and international tribunals. His practice includes numerous amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been active in the Section for many years, and is currently co-chair of the Section’s Enforcement and Litigation Committee. Frost also co-authored Chapter F: “Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts,” in the Section’s 2022 Year in Review. In addition, in 2022–2023, he moderated “Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns,” in the Section’s Environmental Law Explored Podcast SEERies. 

Michele J. Glass has joined Gibbons P.C. as a director in the firm’s Environmental Group, in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey, office. She was previously corporate counsel in the Environmental and Sustainability Law Group at Pfizer. Glass has significant and extensive experience in all aspects of environmental law. She represents and advises diverse and sophisticated clients in transactions (corporate and real estate) and regulatory, insurance, sustainability, and environmental justice matters. In addition to environmental statutes and regulatory programs, Glass is also experienced in health and safety issues. She has co-chaired the Section’s In-House Counsel Committee and served as that committee’s membership vice chair. Glass currently serves in an at-large vice chair capacity on the In-House Counsel Committee and as an additional (environmental justice) vice chair for the Section’s Energy Committee.

Janie Kilgore has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. as an associate attorney in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. She was previously associate regulatory counsel at POET LLC, a biofuel/ethanol company, in Washington, D.C. Kilgore is in the law firm’s Environmental, Safety and Incident Response practice.   

Tayyaba (Tabby) Zeb has joined the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as an attorney at the commission’s offices in Bethesda, Maryland. She was formerly assistant chief counsel, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration. Zeb is the co-chair of the Section’s Pesticides and Chemicals Committee.