December 1, 2014

Three Partners Named Among Who's Who in Energy

Three Partners Named Among Who's Who in Energy

Holland & Hart partners Jan Harris, Tom Sansonetti, and Paul Seby have been named among the Denver Business Journal’s Who's Who in Energy.

Now in its fourth year, the Who's Who in Energy supplement profiles key players in the energy industry. More than 700 business leaders from Denver, Columbus, Houston, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Antonio, and St. Louis are featured in a special report released Nov. 28.

With one of the largest and most highly recognized energy and environmental practices in the nation, Holland & Hart leads clients through the ever-changing rules and regulations in the energy and natural resources arena.

We help established companies and new industry entrants alike handle virtually all aspects of energy and natural resource matters from inception to completion. With 65 years of practice under its belt, the firm offers clients extensive knowledge of transactional, regulatory compliance, legislative, litigation, and many other energy and natural resources concerns.

Janet Harris has represented clients in a myriad of complex transactions involving the acquisition, exploration, development, operation, and divestiture of oil and gas properties for more than 30 years.

She also advises clients on public land matters pertaining to federal, state and Native American lands and has broad experience with Bureau of Land Management and various Rocky Mountain state land board procedures and operating issues.

Tom Sansonetti joined Holland & Hart in 1993 and built a nationally recognized practice in natural resources and environmental law. Long considered an expert in natural resources and environmental matters, Sansonetti served as Solicitor, the third-ranking position in the Department of the Interior and as one of the top leaders in the Department of Justice.

As the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) of the Department of Justice from December 2001 to April 2005, Sansonetti was responsible for overseeing the litigation strategy in federal district and appellate courts on behalf of eight cabinet secretaries including those in charge of Interior, EPA, Energy, and Agriculture.

He is a recognized expert in Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act issues; water rights; the Endangered Species Act; surface mining development and reclamation; Indian law; development of renewable energy projects, including geothermal, solar, and wind projects; oil and natural gas permitting; public lands management; and many other areas of energy and natural resources law.

Paul Seby counsels public and private clients how to navigate, comply, and successfully operate within the complex framework of state and federal environmental regulation. He advises clients in the energy, mining,
manufacturing, and service industries how to comply with virtually all environmental and natural resources regulation, and he guides clients through the approval process for permits and rights of way.

Seby draws on his comprehensive understanding of how government programs and agencies function to strategically counsel clients in federal and state rulemaking and policy development.

When agencies act outside or beyond their authority, Seby has extensive experience prosecuting cases against agencies to enforce and overturn administrative regulations, and he defends clients in federal and state enforcement proceedings, through appearances before the Supreme Court of the United States, several U.S. Courts of Appeal, the Colorado Supreme Court, and many other lower courts.


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