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Baker Botts’ Alexandra Dapolito Dunn and Molly Cagle Elected to Leadership Positions in American College of Environmental Lawyers


WASHINGTON D.C., October 22, 2021 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, is proud to announce that Partner Alexandra Dapolito Dunn and Senior Counsel Molly Cagle have been elected as officers of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Ms. Dapolito Dunn has been elected as a Regent and Ms. Cagle as the College’s Secretary.

With over 25 years of practice at the local, state, and federal levels of government, Ms. Dunn brings to clients an extensive institutional knowledge and keen ability to help solve regulatory problems companies may face. Her deep relationships across the nation and reputation for transparency, fairness, and equity, make her a forceful presence in the most difficult of settings. Ms. Dunn focuses on the regulation and management of emerging contaminants - particularly integrated per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFOS/PFAS) - on environmental justice and risk communication, chemical regulations, enforcement and compliance assistance, and risk communication.

Ms. Cagle has practiced environmental law for more than 40 years, and over that period, counseled clients on virtually every kind of environmental matter before various federal and state agencies and in federal and state courts. She most recently has focused on litigation related to water, such as water rights disputes, NPDES permits, and OPA and CERCLA Natural Resource Damage matters and penalties.

ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Membership is by invitation & members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. ACOEL members are dedicated to: maintaining & improving the ethical practice of environmental law; the administration of justice; and the development of environmental law at both the state & federal level.

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