Press Releases


October 18, 2022
For Immediate Release

(Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to announce its newly elected Officers and Regents, all of whom are active members of the College. Their leadership terms began on October 7, 2022 at the College’s Annual Meeting, which was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico this year. 

The new Officers for 2022-2023 are:

Kenneth J. Warren, founding member of Warren Environmental Counsel LLC, was elected President. Ken practices environmental law with a concentration in water law including water quality, water resources, and interstate commissions. He served as Chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources in Bar Year 2003-2004 and as an industry representative on EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council from 2000-2006. His practice involves representing private and government clients in regulatory and litigation matters pertaining to water, waste, air, environmental cleanups and sustainability. 

Kevin Murray, a partner with Holland & Hart’s Salt Lake City office, was elected President-Elect. Kevin has expertise on complex contamination issues, especially those involving multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency matters in the real estate, mining, energy, petroleum, nuclear, and manufacturing industries. His practice focuses on managing environmental liabilities, repurposing real estate assets, and creating value through property remediation and planning.

Molly Cagle, senior counsel with BakerBotts, was elected Treasurer. Molly counsels clients on virtually every kind of environmental matter and represents them before various agencies and in federal and state courts. In the enforcement area, she has litigated and negotiated settlements for clients under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and their state analogs, as well as Superfund. Molly has counseled on audit issues, under both the state audit law and federal policy. She also has both resolved and tried disputes regarding water supply and utility issues.

Robin Kundis Craig, the Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law at the USC Gould School of Law, was elected Secretary. Robin teaches Environmental Law, Water Law, Ocean and Coastal Law, Toxic Torts, Civil Procedure, and Administrative Law. She specializes in all things water, including climate change adaptation in the water sector; the food-water-energy nexus; water quality and water allocation law; marine protected areas and marine spatial planning; and the intersection of freshwater and ocean and coastal law. She is the author, co-author, or editor of 12 books—including textbooks on Environmental Law, Water Law, and Toxic Torts—and over 100 law or science journal articles and book chapters.

The newly elected Regents are:

John Barkett, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Teresa Clemmer, Clemmer Law Office LLC
Sam Gutter, Sidley Austin LLP (Retired)
Steven Miano, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Jennifer Nijman, Nijman Franzetti LLP
Sylvia Quast, EPA Region 9
Lynn Slade, Modrall Sperling

All Officers and Regents assume their posts on a voluntary basis and donate their time to ensure that the College operates efficiently.

The American College of Environmental Lawyers is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Membership is by invitation & members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. ACOEL members are dedicated to: maintaining & improving the ethical practice of environmental law; the administration of justice; and the development of environmental law at both the state & federal level.