Friday, October 7, 2011

Denver Law Launches New Series on Politics and Environmental and Natural Resources Policy: "A View From Washington" Takes Place October 14

Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program in conjunction with the nationally recognized law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck will launch a series of four innovative panel discussions over the next two years that will explore the nexus between environmental and natural resources regulation and politics.

The first panel discussion, "A View From Washington: The Current State of Natural Resources Law," will take place October 14 from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time at the Sturm College of Law. The discussion will also be available through webinar software.

Don Smith, Director of Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, will moderate a conversation among three people who have served in important government posts and have also practiced environmental and natural resources law. They are:
  • Alan Gilbert, Special Advisor to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. Mr. Gilbert is a former partner at Holme, Roberts & Owen and Sherman & Howard.
  • Dave Bernhardt, who practices in the Washington, D.C. offices of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where he advises clients on environmental and natural resources issues originating from the U.S. Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and the courts. Mr. Bernhardt served as Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior under President George W. Bush.
  • Mark Mathews, a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Denver office, where he is co-chair of the Natural Resources Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior trial attorney in the Environmental Section of the U.S. Deptartment of Justice.
For those attending the panel discussion at the Sturm College of Law there will be a reception following the event.

Attendance is free. However, individuals must register to attend. Please click here for on-site or webinar registration details. You must register to attend.

Mr. Smith said, "This series of panel discussions represents an exceptional opportunity for those interested in the natural resources and environmental fields to hear from our nation's leading experts. The first session will feature three of the most highly regarded names in the county who will address the often vexing, but always interesting and challenging issues of the relationship between natural resources policy and politics. Denver Law is delighted to be partnering with Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck to bring these discussions to all interested parties over the next two years."

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