Monday, May 17, 2010

Wilby Caceres Pinedo, 2006 LLM Graduate and Attorney for Peruvian Mining Firm Yanacocha, Visits Sturm College of Law

It is always wonderful to have Sturm College of Law graduate program alums visit us. Recently we had an unexpected, but very welcome visit from Wilby Caceres Pinedo, a 2006 LLM graduate.

While studying here, Wilby earned two specializations: "Environmental Law & Policy" and "Mining Law & Policy."

Wilby serves as Staff Attorney for Minera Yanacocha SRL, located in Cajamarca, Peru. Minera Yanacocha is majority owned by Newmont Mining, which has its headquarters in Denver. Currently Wilby is assigned to provide legal support for the Conga Project, a large copper-gold mining prospect owned by Minera Yanacocha and located at Cajamarca.

Minera Yanacocha is the largest gold mine in South America. Since opening in 1993, more than 26 million ounces of gold have been produced.

Recently Minera Yanacocha received OSHAS 18001:1999 certification recognizing the operation's compliance with rigorous occupational health and worker safety standards.

It was a great pleasure to see Wilby and to remember old times. He was in my Comparative Environmental Law course in the fall semester of 2005.

Muchas gracias a Wilby. Buen viaje a Peru! (Many thanks to Wilby. Safe travels on your return to Peru!)

--Don Smith

1 comment:

  1. We are always proud of Wilby...
    Regards from Peru,
    Omar Cáceres