Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — February 27 - March 12, 2015 — 9B


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James McClammer joins MGKF as an associate focusing on litigation/health & safety Christopher Ball of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox elected to Board of Trustees for the SCEE


environmental education orga- nization. SCEE reaches over 15,000 Philadelphia-area res-

an innovative environmental art program and a native plant nursery. In 2010 SCEE signed conservation easements with Natural Lands Trust, protect- ing in perpetuity the largest privately-owned piece of land within the Philadelphia city limits. In other news. . . MGKF announced that James McClammer has joined the firm as a new asso- ciate. McClammer comes from the U.S. Department of Labor, where as a trial attorney he handled enforcement under the Federal Mine Safety and

Health Act, litigating occupa- tional, health and safety viola- tions from inception through settlement and trial. In addition to his experience handling enforcement and health and safety matters, McClammer also brings to the firm a diverse background in environmental and en- ergy work. Prior to his work at the Department of Labor, he served as a staff attorney at the Clean Air Council, where he focused on Marcellus Shale and energy issues. At MGKF, McClammer will concentrate his practice on

environmental litigation and health and safety matters. “Jamie brings great experi- ence to the firm, and will be a real asset to our litigation and OSHA practices,” said hiring partner Kate Campbell . “Not only does he have background working on the regulatory side at both the federal and state levels, but he also has sub- stantial litigation and enforce- ment experience and a unique understanding of health and safety law, particularly in the area of mine safety. We are thrilled to have him join our team.” n

H I L A D E L P H I A , PA — Manko, Gold, K a t c h e r & F o x

idents each y e a r w i t h an array of educational programs, in- cluding stan- dards-based programs for s choo l ch i l - d r en , c on - tinuing edu-

( M G K F ) p a r t n e r C h r i s t o - pher D. Ball was recently e l e c t e d t o t h e Bo a r d o f T r u s t - ees for the Schuylkill Center for

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cation for teachers, and a full calendar of events for the public. SCEE is also home to a wildlife rehabilitation clinic,

Environmental Education (SCEE) . Embracing some of the same core principles of the firm, SCEE inspires stew- ardship of the environment and meaningful connections between people and nature. In his capacity on the board, Ball will help oversee program- ming at the center and adopt strategic policies, priorities and plans to direct the orga- nization. At the firm Ball, a part- ner focused on environmen- tal litigation and regulatory compliance, counsels clients with a unique perspective resulting from his significant regulatory work at both the state and federal levels. He is a former deputy attorney general for the state of New Jersey, and state liaison for USEPA Region III, where he gained regulatory experience under a wide range of federal environmental statutes. His practice at MGKF puts this cumulative environmental experience to the benefit of his clients through creative approaches to matters ranging from sustainability initiatives to the management of poten- tial liabilities in individual property transactions. Ball’s election to the SCEE Board of Trustees is a com- ing home of sorts. Directly after graduating college, Ball worked as an environmental education intern at the center under the guidance of SCEE’s founding executive director Dick James . The impression left by James and SCEE has been long-lasting, and Ball is thrilled to be able to contribute through the Board of Trustees to the center’s efforts to foster appreciation, deepen under- standing, and encourage stew- ardship of the environment. The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) operates from a 365- acre tract of land in Phila- delphia, and was founded in 1965 as the nation’s first urban

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