Montage Legal Group is thrilled to announce that freelance environmental attorney Kimberly Bick has accepted a position as Senior Counsel with Irell & Manella, LLP in Newport Beach.
Before attending law school, Kim worked as an environmental engineer for aerospace company McDonnell Douglas Corp., developing and implementing compliance programs for air, water and hazardous waste. She also represented the company, which merged with Boeing in 2007, in Superfund cleanup projects in California.
Bick earned her law degree from Stanford University in 1990, and clerked for Judge Patricia Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia before joining Covington & Burling LLP. Kim then practiced environmental law at Morrison & Foerster and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, in Orange County, before taking a hiatus from law firm life to focus on her family. Kim joined Montage Legal Group in early 2011 for support as she continued to build her environmental practice.
“Montage Legal Group was instrumental in helping me manage and grow my practice and eventually transition back to a full-time law firm position. Montage Legal is an excellent resource for attorneys, law firms, and their clients. I fully support Montage’s outstanding and innovative business model,” says Bick.
As Irell’s senior environmental attorney, Kim will focus on environmental compliance issues and environmental litigation, as well as advising real estate and corporate clients on risk allocation in their transactions. Her goal is to build the firm’s environmental practice and take the firm into the next decade representing clients in cutting edge areas of environmental law.
To read more about Kim’s exciting new position at Irell & Manella, see the August 30, 2011 article in Law360.