July 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Garner, Associate with Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, is a recipient of the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.
Jen’s law practice focuses on property owners, breweries, developers, quasi state entities, retailers and industry professionals and advises clients involving construction, leasing, permitting, zoning, environmental compliance and other business and institutional concerns. Drawing on her experience in commercial litigation, Jen regularly advocates for her clients’ investments in real estate transactions before municipal boards and state and federal courts and in thorny contractual and commercial landlord-tenant claims. While practicing for only five years, Jen has demonstrated early and continued leadership in the environmental and energy arena.
At the firm, Jen serves as chair of the Associates Committee, is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, and serves as co-editor of the firm’s blog “The Case for Inclusion,” which provides news and analysis on issues related to diversity and inclusion. She is also a regular contributor to two of the firm’s other blogs – “Commercial Real Estate Insight & News” and “At the Bar with Bowditch,” a legal blog for the craft brewing community. As a thought leader in the environmental industry, Jen has published articles and blog posts on several topics, including articles addressing wastewater considerations for craft brewers and articles analyzing the need for directors and officers insurance for environmental liability exposures. In recognition of her leadership potential and commitment to the greater Boston community, Jen was selected for participation in the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Women’s Leadership Program, the premier leadership program for Greater Boston’s next generation of women business leaders.
Jen has been an active member of EBC’s Ascending Professionals Committee and a regular attendee at Ascending Professional and EBC events.
Each year, the EBC recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Recipients are leaders within their own organizations, often acting as mentors to junior staff, providing thought leadership on critical issues, and leading teams on difficult or large projects. They also represent their organizations through participation in industry associations and committees, supporting the growth of the environmental and energy sectors. Early career success and rapid advancement in the industry are hallmarks of award recipients, who are often involved civically as well.
Jen will be honored at the EBC Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston on August 9, 2018.
The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or [email protected]