The Environmental Law Network (ELN) is the first environmental law firm network that makes local representation available nationwide. Through ELN, more than 250 environmental attorneys share ideas, information, experiences, and contacts to increase the value of legal representation for their respective clients. ELN also has foreign affiliates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Spain. Leaders in each of the member firms average more than 20 years of experience in the field.
Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Business Lawyers (2019 Edition) recognized the Environmental Law Network as a Band One Environmental Legal Network. ELN was the only environmental law network to be globally recognized in Chambers. For a complete listing of all ELN Lawyers and Firms recognized by Chambers Global, please click here.
The Environmental Law Network (ELN) is pleased to announce that twenty-one of ELN’s member law firms were recognized as The Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News Best Law Firms. For a complete listing of all ELN members recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News Best Law Firms, please click here.
Somach Simmons & Dunn
Somach Simmons & Dunn is one of the largest boutique water and natural resource law firms in the West, with offices in Sacramento, California; Boulder, Colorado; and the District of Columbia. The firm’s 24 attorneys represent public and private sector clients across a range of water, air, and land disciplines, including litigation, transactional, and public policy matters.
Alyson Ackerman has practiced with Somach Simmons & Dunn in California since 2017 and has been the firm’s ELN representative since 2018. She handles matters involving water rights, air quality, CERCLA, and administrative law for clients across diverse sectors including, public water service providers, private water users, developers, agribusinesses, food processors, and special districts. Alyson recently founded the ELN Young Lawyers Division, a peer-to-peer networking and professional development group for associates and new partners. She earned her Juris Doctor and a Certificate of Environmental and Resources Law from Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2015 and graduated from California State University Sacramento in 2010, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice. Beyond her law practice, Alyson frequents her favorite locally-owned independent bookstore – Face in a Book – and enjoys experiencing the nature of California’s Sierra foothills.