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Leading Environment and Land Use Attorneys, Alan M. Glen and Steven P. Quarles, Join Nossaman in Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Austin, TX and Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2015) – Nossaman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Alan M. Glen and Steven P. Quarles as Partners in the Firm's Environment and Land Use Practice Group. Mr. Glen will be based in the Firm's Austin, Texas office and Mr. Quarles will be based in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Glen and Mr. Quarles are well known and highly respected environment and land use practitioners, and advise clients on a wide range of critical issues at both the federal and state level. Their extensive experience enables Nossaman to enhance its nationally recognized Environment and Land Use Practice Group and better serve its clients across the United States. Mr. Glen's and Mr. Quarles' practice focus includes various areas of federal environmental law, such as wildlife and species protection issues under the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, as well as federal and state environmental issues that impact renewable and traditional energy, transportation, water law, real estate development, agriculture, forestry, and mining.

"Alan and Steve are outstanding additions to Nossaman," said George Joseph, Nossaman's Managing Partner. "They are at the top of their field and have an impressive command of complex, emerging issues in the environmental arena. Their presence will strengthen our already robust Environment and Land Use Practice Group nationally, and allow us to broaden our client offerings in Texas and Washington, D.C."  

Nossaman's Environment and Land Use Practice Group has a national reputation for assisting clients in achieving their goals by collaborating to develop and carry out strategies at the intersection of law, policy, engineering and science.  The Group has been perennially ranked by Chambers USA as a leading California law firm in the practice space, and offers strategic advice to clients on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues before local, state and federal adjudicatory and legislative bodies.

"Alan and Steve have deep, nuanced market knowledge across a number of key areas—including endangered species law, renewables, transportation and water—that will allow them to deliver immediate value for our clients," said Paul Weiland, Chair of the Firm's Environment and Land Use Practice Group. "Their arrival expands the national footprint of the practice, and their extensive experience perfectly complements our team of attorneys across the country."

In addition to Mr. Glen and Mr. Quarles, four other attorneys will be joining Nossaman's Environment and Land Use Practice Group. In the Austin office, J.B. Ruhl, who serves as the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University Law School, joins as Of Counsel; and Rebecca Barho and Brooke M. Wahlberg join as Associates.

"Nossaman's outstanding reputation in the marketplace, its talented team of attorneys, and the opportunity to help grow the Firm's operations in Texas were very attractive to me," said Mr. Glen. "I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the Firm."

"Nossaman does exceptional work for its environment and land use clients, both in the D.C. market and nationally," added Mr. Quarles. "I am delighted to be joining the Firm and to be practicing law with my new colleagues."    

Mr. Glen has been active in a number of civic matters.  He has served as the Vice Chairperson of the Advisory Council of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a unit of the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as Vice-Chairman for the steering committee of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan, a regional habitat conservation plan in Central Texas, and was a member of the Recovery Team for the Barton Springs salamander. Additionally, Mr. Glen was President of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of Austin and received the Council's "Distinguished Contribution Award". He received his J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law, and his A.B. in economics from Stanford University. 

Mr. Quarles currently is a member of the six-person U.S. delegation to the Bi-National Softwood Lumber Council and sits on the boards of the American Forest Foundation, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Maryland Environmental Trust, Bat Conservation International, and Pacific Forest Trust. He held the positions of Deputy Under Secretary of the Interior and counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  He has served on the Secretary of the Interior's Federal Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee and the Secretary of Agriculture's National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board. He has been a member of the Board of Mineral and Energy Resources of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council's Committee on Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Committee on Abandoned Mine Lands. He received his J.D. from Yale University and his A.B. from Princeton University. 

The addition of Mr. Glen and Mr. Quarles continues Nossaman's momentum in the national market. In February of 2015, the Honorable Jose Solorio joined the Firm's Public Policy Practice Group as Senior Policy Advisor in its Orange County and Sacramento offices.  In January 2015, the Firm expanded its Public Pensions and Investments Practice Group with the additions of Ashley Dunning as a Partner and Practice Group Co-Chair in San Francisco and Michael Toumanoff in Los Angeles as Of Counsel.

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