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Jessica Merrigan Named Fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers

June 25, 2020

Spencer Fane attorney Jessica Merrigan was recently elected as one of the 2020 class of Fellows of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). She is one of only 28 attorneys nationwide to receive this prestigious recognition this year.

“The twenty-eight lawyers elected as Fellows to the College this year have earned this recognition based on the numerous contributions that – over many years – they have made in diverse areas of environmental law and policy,” said ACOEL President, Andrea Field according to ACOEL’s June 22nd release.  “Drawn from all parts of the country, they represent the very best environmental lawyers in government service, public interest, academia, and private practice.”

Jessica has also been recognized as a leading environmental attorney by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers. She is a frequent speaker and currently serves on the Steering Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Fall 2020 Conference.

In her practice, Jessica counsels clients on a wide range of environmental matters and is well-recognized for her distinguished experience and high standards.  She assists in evaluation and management of environmental risks and liabilities associated with corporate and real estate transactions, as well as the environmental regulatory requirements for development, operation and expansion. She represents companies in litigation of environmental claims, including contribution claims under the federal Superfund law.

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