Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—September 4, 2012--Obermayer’s Joseph J. McGovern was recently appointed to a one-year term as Programs Vice Chair for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee for the 2012-2013 ABA Year.

As Programs Vice Chair his responsibilities include:

  • Developing and carrying out programs that are current and relevant to members and available at the national, state, and local levels;
  • Seeking ways to cosponsor programs with other entities;
  • Developing programs that support Section publications and membership initiatives.

The mission is to be the premier forum for lawyers working in environmental, energy, and natural resources law.

McGovern is a senior partner and the chairman of Obermayer’s Environmental Law Department. He has more than 30 years' experience in a wide variety of practice areas concentrating primarily on environmental law and litigation.  McGovern has also successfully represented corporate officers alleged to have violated criminal provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act.

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