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Emerson Hilton Selected to Participate in Environmental Law Leadership Development Program


The American Bar Association’s nationwide Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources recently selected Emerson Hilton to participate in its 2016-2017 Leadership Development Program.  Each year, this selective program enrolls a small class of emerging leaders in the field of environmental law and prepares them for significant future roles within the ABA.

Emerson is an associate attorney at Riddell Williams and a member of the firm’s growing Environmental Practice Group.  He represents clients in matters involving environmental litigation and compliance counseling, including air and water quality regulation, hazardous waste handling and remediation, and contaminated site cleanups under the federal and state Superfund laws.  Emerson is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and he obtained his undergraduate degree at Yale University.

Together with David Weber and Gus Winkes, Emerson is currently an EPA Region 10 Reporter for the ABA’s Air Quality Committee Newsletter.  He is also the co-author, most recently, of an ABA article analyzing two important federal court decisions regarding the role of Indian tribes in major Superfund cleanups.  For more, see U.S. District Courts in Oregon and Washington Allow Indian Tribes to Recover Oversight and Enforcement Costs Under CERCLA.

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The Riddell Williams Environmental Group has played a key part in addressing some of the most challenging environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation.  Our group’s clients include utilities, pulp and paper manufacturers, petroleum companies, regional energy companies, airlines and airfreight carriers, steel manufacturers, waste management companies, technology businesses, real estate development partnerships, private landowners, and some of the state’s leading environmental groups.