The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Roger K. Ferland, head of the firm's Phoenix office Environmental and Natural Resources Law Group, will receive the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Lewis & Clark College.
Each year, the national Board of Alumni chooses an alumnus from a pool of nominations submitted by other alumni, faculty, and staff to receive the Lewis & Clark Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award is bestowed upon one individual that the board considers to have rendered superior performance and service in their chosen field or community, while continuing to reflect values of their alma mater in their career and service. Ferland is receiving the award for his renowned career in environmental policy and natural resource law, as well as his volunteer work with veterans in his community. He was nominated by Jean Ward, professor of Communication and Ferland's former debate coach. He will receive the award at the Alumni Honors Banquet on February 23, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.
“I am thrilled to have been chosen as the recipient of such an award, especially from a what I am sure was an incredible group of candidates,” said Ferland. “To be honored for doing work that I enjoy and feel so strongly about is a true blessing and journey that I plan on continuing to embark on for some time.”
Ferland has practiced in the areas of environmental and natural resources law in both the public and private sector since 1975. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Audubon Arizona and is Co-chair of the Audubon Science and Policy Committee. He has been an adjunct professor of environmental law at Arizona State University College of Law, and is listed in Chambers USA® (the only Arizona Environmental attorney with Chambers’ highest “Star” ranking). Ferland was the first recipient of the Michael J. Brophy Distinguished Service Award presented by the State Bar of Arizona's Environment and Natural Resources Section. He received his law degree, with distinction, from Duke University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Lewis & Clark College.
About Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni
The Board of Alumni is the governing body of the Alumni Association. Their basic charge is to strengthen ties between and among alumni and the College. Through strategic planning, the Board oversees and advises the College on programs to benefit alumni, and on ways that alumni can serve the College.
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.