Allan Gates, an attorney with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, has been named president of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) Foundation.
The ACOEL Executive Committee recently elected Gates to be president of the nonprofit entity, which is responsible for overseeing and supporting the pro bono and scholarly efforts of the ACOEL.
In his practice, Gates focuses on environmental law and litigation, where he serves as counsel to private and public parties, as well as trade associations, in environmental regulatory matters. Gates has also served as defense counsel in hazardous waste actions in state and federal court.
In addition to being elected to the presidency of the ACOEL Foundation, Gates is also the former president and treasurer of the ACOEL.
Gates holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from Vanderbilt Law School.