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April 29, 2012

Stronger ties to state’s ‘green’ laws

NORMAN — Environmental Federation of Oklahoma President and General Counsel James R. Barnett will join Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P., in May. In addition, Doerner Saunders Partner Michael C. Wofford has been appointed Vice President of EFO, a statewide nonprofit that encourages Oklahoma companies to play a role in the development and implementation of state and federal environmental laws, regulations and policies. Doerner Saunders is a full-service business and commercial law firm with offices in Oklahoma City, Norman and Tulsa.

Barnett has been in the private practice of law since 1991, previously serving more than 13 years as executive director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. His practice areas include water, environmental, administrative and natural resources law.

Barnett serves on the Water Reserve Advisory Board to the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law and Government/Administrative Law sections, and the Oklahoma County Bar Association. He also is a member of the Natural Resources and Environment Section’s Water Resources Committee of the American Bar Association.

Wofford has practiced law for 35 years, focusing on environmental and energy law. He sits on the legislative committees of both the EFO and the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce. He served under Gov. David Boren as Associate General Counsel and was Boren’s liaison to state environmental agencies, including the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, State Department of Health and Oklahoma Conservation Commission.

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