Doug Arnold has been reappointed chair of the Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee for 2007-2008 by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. The Section of Environment, Energy and Resources currently has more than 9,000 members. "It’s an honor to be asked by my peers to continue in this leadership position for a second term," said Doug Arnold. "In the next year, I look forward to continuing to work with other members of the American Bar Association from both the government and private sector on a wide range of issues relating to enforcement of our country’s environmental statutes and programs. Our committee will also again be sponsoring several teleconferences on such topics as the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent enforcement accomplishments and U.S. EPA’s national enforcement priorities in 2008."
Mr. Arnold was also recently appointed as co-chair of the Mass Environmental/Toxic Tort Subcommittee of the Environmental Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation. "Alston & Bird has a strong environmental practice, and Doug’s leadership in environmental enforcement and litigation matters is an integral part of our success," said Bob Mowrey, chair of Alston & Bird’s Environmental and Land Use Group. "We’re proud that his colleagues at the American Bar Association recognized his leadership and expertise, and appointed him to these important positions."
Professionally, Mr. Arnold has a national practice focusing on toxic tort and environmental litigation. He also represents clients in criminal and civil enforcement proceedings under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental statutes. Mr. Arnold is listed for environmental law in The Best Lawyers in America and heads Alston & Bird’s role as national environmental counsel for a national appliance manufacturer, as well as serve on the national litigation and trial teams for a Fortune 50 chemical manufacturer in lawsuits for injuries allegedly caused by exposure to isocyanates.
Mr. Arnold received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Georgia Law Review and Order of the Coif, and his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia.