Nixon Peabody partner Ruth Silman elected fellow by the American College of Environmental Lawyers

October 31, 2017

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Allison McClain

Boston, MA. Ruth Silman, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Boston office, has been named a fellow by the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL).

The ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in their field of environmental law. Fellows are elected by their peers based on career achievements in environmental law and policy. Those elected to the College this year include top environmental lawyers in private practice, government and academia.

A partner in Nixon Peabody’s Energy and Environmental practice, Ruth leads the firm’s largest office with 150 attorneys. Ruth focuses her practice on complex environmental, energy and land use matters.

In addition to her office leadership role, Ruth leads Nixon Peabody's Climate Change team, an interdisciplinary group of lawyers and environmental specialists focused on meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities emerging from legislative, regulatory and judicial actions related to climate change.

“I am focused on addressing environmental, energy and sustainability issues in a holistic fashion to help my clients solve problems and grow their businesses,” said Ruth Silman, Nixon Peabody partner and ACOEL Fellow. “I am truly honored and humbled to be inducted as an ACOEL Fellow.”

Outside of the office, Ruth sits on the boards of the Environmental Business Council of New England and the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

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