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Las Vegas, NV (January 9, 2012) - Lionel Sawyer & Collins shareholder Linda M. Bullen was elected as President of the Clark County Bar Association for the 2012 term. As the new President, Ms. Bullen has expressed her goals as leader of the 56 year-old organization. "I am honored to represent such an illustrious group and hope to increase awareness of the Clark County Bar Association’s effectiveness and advantages for the community," she commented. "I am looking forward to working closely with CCBA members and be responsive to their concerns by providing additional programs and services that address their needs." Ms. Bullen and the executive board of directors will be installed in their new positions on January 19th. She will be joined on the board by a colleague at Lionel Sawyer & Collins, shareholder Jennifer Roberts.

Ms. Bullen is a shareholder in the Litigation department at Lionel Sawyer & Collins specializing in environmental law and joined the Firm in 2001. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Ms. Bullen began her environmental law practice with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Assistant Regional Council, Region V, Chicago and held several other key positions in the private and public sectors before relocating to Nevada in 2001. Her practice focuses on renewable energy and environmental law and she advises the Firm’s clients on complex state and federal environmental matters specializing in hazardous waste, water, air, renewable energy, federal land use, permitting and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) issues. Ms. Bullen’s expertise is on the cutting-edge of renewable energy issues: for example, she represents the developer who sited the first utility-scale solar project on federal land in Nevada and has numerous clients in this field. She has received numerous accolades for her work, as a top-ranked litigator in Chambers USA, and recognition in The Best Lawyers of America and Super Lawyers. Ms. Bullen also holds the distinction of being the first Nevada attorney to be invited to join the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). She is the co-chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada.