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Howard Kenison Assumes Chair of ABA Section of Environment Energy and Resources

September 10, 2020
HOWARD KENISON announcement

Howard Kenison elected Chair of the nation’s premier forum for environment, energy and resources lawyers, advisors, and decision-makers.

Jones & Keller is proud to announce that Howard Kenison, a shareholder in the Denver-based law firm, has been elected Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER). He will serve a one-year term, through August 2021. SEER is the nation’s premier forum for environment, energy and resources lawyers, advisors, and decision-makers.

Howard was elected vice chair and a member of the SEER Executive Committee in August 2019 and has held numerous positions within the ABA. He has been chair-elect since August 2019. He served as chair for SEER’s 44th Spring Super Conference on Environmental Law in 2015, and chair of the ABA’s former Standing Committee on Environmental Law. He’s also represented SEER at the World Justice Forum convened by the World Justice Project.

In addition to active client work and national leadership roles, Howard is a Life Fellow and the Immediate Past Chair of the Colorado Fellows of the American Bar Foundation as well as a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation and Litigation Counsel of America. He has been nationally recognized as a leading environmental law and litigation attorney for many years by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Who’s Who in Energy, and comparable publications.

Howard is a former Colorado Deputy Attorney General. He represents clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, driving forward solutions that balance economic and environmental interests and achieve client objectives. Howard’s environmental practice includes transactional due diligence; air quality, waste facility, superfund, natural resource damage, insurance and NEPA litigation; environmental audits; and, wetlands and water quality permitting and defense.

As SEER Chair, Howard is pursuing an agenda that includes a key initiative to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion in SEER’s membership and leadership positions. His other initiatives include outreach to international bar associations, continuing SEER’s leadership on climate change issues, a Pro bono Task Force and outreach to environmental law societies at the nation’s law schools. Because of the challenge of COVOD-19, SEER leadership will be addressing new and innovative ways of virtual learning, networking, maintaining and growing membership and distributing its world class publications.

About SEER

With 8,000 members, SEER fosters the success of a diverse community of environmental, energy and resource lawyers, advisors, and decision makers and provides a premier forum for the exchange of ideas and information. Learn more at the American Bar Association.