Little Rock attorney Allan Gates, a partner at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, was named president-elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers during the college’s annual meeting in Charleston, S.C., according to a news release. Gates will become president of the association after one year as president-elect.
Gates previously was treasurer of the college and member of the college’s Board of Regents. As an attorney, Gates has practiced in environmental regulation and environmental litigation. He’s also been elected Life Member of the American Law Institute.
The American College of Environmental Lawyers is an association of lawyers who practice in environmental law. “Membership is by invitation, and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field,” according to the release. “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 state and federal levels.”
Other officers elected at the annual meeting included John Cruden of Alexandria, Va., president; Michael Hockley of Kansas City, treasurer; and Mary Ellen Ternes of Oklahoma City, secretary.
Established in 1954, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard provides counsel in matters of business, litigation and regulated entities. It has more than 90 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers, Jonesboro and Austin, Texas.