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Strategic Affiliates

Environmental Law Network Affiliation

Somach Simmons & Dunn is the sole Northern California representative for the Environmental Law Network (ELN). The ELN is a network of environmental law firms that make local legal representation available nationwide. As business becomes more national and international, clients increasingly face complex environmental issues in more than one jurisdiction. The ELN significantly extends the breadth and geographic reach of environmental legal advice and representation to meet these needs. No more than two law firms from each state are chosen to join the ELN depending on the state’s size and population. The ELN further requires each member firm to demonstrate that its practice concentrates in environmental and land use law and considers the breadth of each firm’s practice, the depth of experience, ethical standards and professionalism of the firm’s attorneys, and the general reputation in the community and with the environmental bar. The ELN has more than 250 environmental attorneys across the country sharing ideas, information, experiences, and contacts to increase the value of legal representation for their respective clients. Leaders in each of the member firms average more than 20 years of experience in the field. Mike Vergara and Alyson Ackerman are the ELN contacts for Somach Simmons & Dunn. For more information on the ELN, visit


The Ferguson Group Affiliation

Somach Simmons & Dunn maintains a strategic alliance with The Ferguson Group, one of America’s top lobbying firms for local governments and environmental clients. Our alliance with The Ferguson Group enhances our Firm’s ability to provide clients advocacy, legal and strategic consulting resources within one seamless service. This alliance allows us to provide a broader range of services to assist in furthering our clients’ goals.

The Ferguson Group is a government affairs firm based in Washington, D.C., with offices in California, Florida and North Carolina, which focuses on helping local governments, companies and non-profits obtain federal funding, achieve legislative and regulatory goals, and promote policy and strategic initiatives. The firm is the largest representative of local governments in the nation’s capital and is a national leader in community revitalization, environmental innovation, waterfront redevelopment, and brownfields restoration. Somach Simmons & Dunn clients with governmental relations and lobbying needs have the opportunity to turn to our strategic partner, The Ferguson Group, for assistance. For more information on The Ferguson Group, visit their website at Roger Gwinn is The Ferguson Group’s contact for the strategic alliance with our firm. He can be reached at the following address:

The Ferguson Group LLC
1901 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: (202) 331-8500