UK-based Chambers & Partners has published its annual global survey results, and their USA guide continues to rank our firm and lawyers "Band 1": at the top of our profession in the Environment category.
The former EPA Region 10 Administrator and Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will join our Seattle office.
On June 1, Dennis McLerran returns to the practice of law and dispute resolution, becoming Of Counsel at Cascadia Law Group PLLC after serving seven years as the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10 and as Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. Dennis will focus his practice on environmental, climate change, land use, treaty rights and regional regulatory issues.
Puget Sound Partnership news release:
Cascadia and our lawyers have featured again in this year's crop of legal accolades:
The happy news is spreading all over the Puget Sound region that, with volunteer leadership help from Cascadia's Stephen J. Tan, the nonprofit Friends of 88.5 reached a deal to buy back public radio station KPLU, which had been slotted to be sold to the University of Washington. See KPLU's news story here. Congratulations to Steve, and to 88.5 FM staff and listeners!
We are happy to announce Jay Manning’s appointment to the Board of Trustees at Eastern Washington University. Gov. Inslee made the appointment effective November 20, 2015. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body for the University, working closely with the University President, the administration, the faculty, and students on fiscal, policy and management issues.
For More Information: Jay Manning, jmanning [at] cascadialaw.com, 360-280-1272
CASCADIA LAW GROUP HIRES FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
I was privileged to attend the COP-21 meeting in Paris, where 196 countries from around the world worked to negotiate a new agreement to reduce international emissions of greenhouse gases and limit global warming. I was there supporting the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC), whose members are the states of Washington, Oregon, and California, and the Province of British Columbia. The four jurisdictions have been working together on climate and energy issues for several years.
Cascadia is delighted to announce Jeff Goltz has returned to the practice of law, becoming Of Counsel in our Olympia office, after serving six years on the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Jeff will focus his practice on energy, telecommunications, and state and regional regulatory matters.
Governor Chris Gregoire appointed Jeff to the UTC in 2009, where he served as chairman until 2013.