Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller Shareholder Steven T. Miano will serve as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, starting in mid-August at the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston. Representing nearly 11,000 members nationwide, the Section is the premier forum for lawyers practicing environmental, natural resources and energy law. It provides educational programs, publications, and other services, and keeps members aware of developing trends, current court decisions, legislative initiatives, and regulatory programs. Miano previously served as Chair-Elect and Vice Chair of the Section, in addition to other leadership positions.

In his role as Chair, Miano will oversee all of the Section’s activities. He intends to focus specifically on integration and outreach activities among the nearly 40 substantive committees of the Section, and between the Section and other organizations within and outside of the ABA in order to provide more cross-discipline collaboration.

“Serving as Chair of the Section is truly an honor for me, and I am proud to lead the nation’s premier forum for environmental, energy, and resources lawyers,” Miano said. “I am also truly grateful for the support of my colleagues at Hangley Aronchick as I assume this new role.”

A member of the firm’s Board of Directors, Miano has practiced environmental law for more than 25 years. His practice includes many facets of environmental law and litigation, including federal and state cases involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Hazardous Waste laws, Superfund, brownfields redevelopment, and energy development. His clients include industrial corporations, commercial entities, and municipalities. He has been recognized as a leader in environmental law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 1); Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine; and Best Lawyers in America.

Before entering private practice, Miano was an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III. He is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University Law School – Camden, where he teaches courses on environmental law. He is a frequent lecturer and has written about environmental legal issues for a variety of publications. He has also served as a course planner for several state and national environmental law programs. Recently, Miano co-authored a chapter on TMDLs for Third Edition of The Clean Water Act Handbook.

Miano earned his bachelor of science in Environmental Studies from George Washington University in 1982, and his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 1985.