Board

Our Board Members are elected from Leadership Council firms. The Leadership Council is the governing board of firms that provides guidance to the Legal Sustainability Network’s growth and development and provides financial sponsorship. Firms who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability are eligible for the Leadership Council. Those who wish to participate on the Leadership Council or on the Board should contact us here.

Brook Detterman - BEVERIDGE & Diamond

Brook Detterman - BEVERIDGE & Diamond

President

Brook Detterman is the Managing Principal of the Boston office of Beveridge & Diamond, a national environmental law firm. Brook’s practice is focused on climate change, renewable energy development, and sustainability matters. Brook has been named as “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and to the Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law.

Douglas Domenick - Chapman and Cutler LLP

Douglas Domenick - Chapman and Cutler LLP

Vice President

Doug Domenick is Chapman’s Chief Facilities Management and Workplace Strategies Officer. He oversees office services and facilities operations for all Chapman offices. Doug manages the procurement of goods and services, reception and conference room services, facilities benchmarking, and security and emergency preparedness. Doug is also responsible for managing environmental and sustainability initiatives, space planning, renovation, and relocation projects.
Prior to joining Chapman in 2017, Doug spent 20 years at an Am Law 150 firm, where he managed office properties and spaces.

Barrie Handy - Davis Wright Tremaine llp

Barrie Handy - Davis Wright Tremaine llp

Treasurer, Secretary

Barrie Handy is the social impact senior manager at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (DWT), where she oversees and manages the firm’s sustainability, philanthropy/charitable giving, board/civic service, and community service/volunteer programs and initiatives.   Barrie joined DWT in 1982. Prior to joining the firm’s Pro Bono and Social Impact department in 2019, she spent 28 years in the firm’s marketing and business development, and administration departments.

Barrie is also a co-founder of the Legal SASI (Sustainability and Social Impact) movement.

Alison Torbitt - Nixon Peabody LLP

Alison Torbitt - Nixon Peabody LLP

Board Member

Alison Torbitt leads Nixon Peabody’s Legally Green® Framework, where the firm, internally and externally, works to mitigate the impact of climate change, optimize our business, and support green organizations through pro bono and philanthropy. Nixon Peabody invests in sustainable projects, including green bonds and tax credits, works with its affiliate NP Solar to facilitate and finance community solar installations, facilitates green building and sustainable office practices, and supports green entrepreneurs, including committing $1M in pro bono support annually under Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy.

Alison Torbitt also co-leads the Environmental and Food, Beverage & Agribusiness teams of Nixon Peabody. She focuses on environmental remediation, compliance and transactional due diligence, counseling a large range of commercial owners, landlords, operators, manufacturers, developers and financing parties to find solutions and mitigate and allocate the risk associated with dirty dirt, including all aspects of environmental law, emerging contaminants (PFAS), and vapor intrusion. She has successfully facilitated every step from opening to closing voluntary cleanups and enforcement actions, as well as navigating compliance concerns and emergency releases. Alison has helped her clients obtain litigation and insurance recovery, as well as federal and state grants, identifying options for funding and reimbursement under CERCLA, RCRA, and other federal and state laws.

Corporate Advisory

Pamela Cone - Founder & CEO of Amity Advisory

Pamela Cone - Founder & CEO of Amity Advisory

Board Member

Pam joined Milliman in 2003 and served as the Chief Marketing Officer for 15 years.  In 2018, Pam turned her attention to serving as the firm’s Global Social Responsibility Officer.  Milliman is the largest privately held actuarial consulting firm in the world and has been embracing its role in “giving back” to society since its inception in 1947, but has only recently begun tracking, measuring and setting its strategic goals to reflect its mission of “protecting the health and financial well-being of people everywhere.”

Prior to joining Milliman, Pam’s previous experience included 12 years with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, a Seattle-based national law firm, where she served as director of client services and development. Prior to DWT, Pam served two other law firms in marketing and communications roles.

In addition to her role at Milliman, she launched a CSR & Sustainability Consulting firm called Amity Advisory, which focuses on helping professional service firms assess, evaluate and build social impact and sustainability programs – moving from transactional “random acts of kindness” to robust transformational, collaborative programs.

Alex Thorpe – Milliman

Alex Thorpe – Milliman

Board Member

Alex is an accomplished leader with a track record of working effectively across matrixed organizations and public-private partnerships to turn sustainability strategy into action. His experience includes work across various organizations including academic health systems, healthcare, government agencies, Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, and political campaigns. His collaborative approach to sustainability includes building relationships, fostering strong partnerships, and working with diverse stakeholder groups.

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