AUSTIN – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Sara M. Burgin, partner in the firm’s environmental strategies group in Austin, has been elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). ACOEL is an association of distinguished environmental lawyers whose members are admitted by invitation from their peers.
For more than 30 years, Burgin has helped industrial and municipal clients navigate through issues related to water quality, including permitting and compliance and enforcement matters relating to industrial and storm water discharges. She has a deep understanding of issues relating to surface water and ground water rights, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures plan requirements and applicability issues, Clean Water Act jurisdiction and other issues associated with public water systems at industrial facilities.
Burgin has been recognized in Chambers USA’s Texas Environment category every year since 2004. According to Chambers USA, Burgin is “‘an expert in working with local, state and federal regulatory agencies’ who is ‘extremely experienced in dealing with water issues.’” In 2012, Burgin was selected as Austin’s Environmental Lawyer of the Year in BL Rankings' Best Lawyers, and in 2016, Best Lawyers named her Austin’s Water Law Lawyer of the Year. The Legal 500 United States has recognized Burgin in three environment categories: litigation and regulatory in 2016 and transactional in 2017.
Burgin was inducted into ACOEL during its annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, on October 27, 2017.