FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Earth & Water Law Partner Mary Ellen Ternes
Announced as President of American College of Environmental Lawyers
WASHINGTON D.C., – October 5, 2020 – The American College of Environmental Lawyers
(ACOEL) announced today that Mary Ellen Ternes, Partner with Earth and Water Law, LLC, will begin her one-year term as President. 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.
Mary Ellen has long been recognized nationally in the fields of chemical engineering and environmental law and advocacy. Her practice brings over 30 years of in-depth experience at the intersection of energy, manufacturing, air quality, hazardous waste management, infrastructure and disaster response.
“I’m very proud of this accomplishment for Mary Ellen. She will be fantastic in this new role,” said Brent Fewell, Founder and Chair of Earth & Water Law, LLC.
“I am honored to serve the College in this important role and look forward to helping see our College through a significant period of growth and transition, especially during such unprecedented times,” said Ternes.
Earth & Water Law, LLC continues to lead in employing strategic and forward-looking approaches to solve emerging legal and policy issues that pose both potential liabilities and opportunities. The firm takes great pride in understanding its clients’ business and helping craft winning solutions.
Headquartered in Washington, D. C., Earth & Water Law, LLC offers its clients a unique business model with the experience and skill of a traditional law firm, but without the costly overhead. The firm offers expertise that lies at the intersection of legal and strategic business counseling, and help its clients stay ahead of the ever- growing legal and regulatory challenges facing all companies – regardless of their size or location.