On May 3, the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) announced a new slate of officers and Council members for the coming year. With several members of the Pace Law community on that slate, Pace will have a greater presence in SEER than ever before.
Pace graduates Sean T. Dixon and Steven C. Sarno will join the Section Council immediately to fill unexpired terms and serve for three full years thereafter. Dixon, who received both a J.D. and an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace, is a Staff Attorney with Riverkeeper in Ossining, NY. He has been active in SEER for several years, serving most recently as Planning Chair of SEER’s Spring Conference on Environmental Law in Salt Lake City. Sarno, who received a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from Bard College concurrently with his J.D. from Pace, is an associate at Beveridge & Diamond PC in San Francisco. He is currently an Editor of Trends, SEER’s bimonthly newsletter. With Pace Law graduate Karen Mignone, a partner at Verrill Dana LLP, already holding a seat on Council, Pace graduates will account for three of the 14 positions.
Additionally, Pace Adjunct Professor Seth A. Davis has been named SEER’s Vice Chair for the coming year. Following the Section’s bylaws, Seth will assume the chairmanship in August of 2016. Davis, a partner at Elias Group LLP in Rye, NY, has taught a course on Environmental Commercial Transactions since 2003. He has been active in SEER for many years, and is currently the Section’s Publications Officer. Davis follows in the footsteps of Pace’s former Assistant Dean and Director of Environmental Programs, Alexandra Dunn, who chaired the Section in 2012-13.