Andrew helps clients develop their energy and natural resources projects through a multi-faceted strategy involving litigation, permitting, and regulatory compliance.
Andrew has represented clients in significant litigation in the areas of oil and gas, mining, and renewable energy projects. On the permitting side, Andrew advances his clients' projects through focused strategies to obtain expeditious and defensible permitting and regulatory approvals. When necessary, he helps clients challenge agency regulations and permitting decisions that obstruct energy development.
He has extensive knowledge of federal environmental and natural resources litigation and federal agencies’ administrative and regulatory processes. Andrew effectively advances his clients’ interests in litigation and guides clients through the labyrinth of regulatory compliance necessary to authorize their energy and natural resources projects on state, federal, tribal, or private lands. He has successfully assisted clients in negotiating business agreements with federal agencies, Native American Tribes, and state and local governments.
Before joining Holland & Hart, Andrew served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General at the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he both litigated significant environmental and natural resources cases and helped develop and implement litigation strategy for federal agencies in courts throughout the country.