Holland & Hart’s Jody Williams was honored as the recipient of the Edward W. Clyde Distinguished Service Award by the Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law (“ENREL”) Section of the Utah State Bar at its Annual Business Meeting. This award is presented to a practitioner in the field of environmental law who has demonstrated extraordinary service and dedication in their practice and to the ENREL Section.
Jody helps clients navigate the complexities of doing business in the Mountain West, with a special focus on, and a national reputation for water law. She understands the complex, competing demands for water across the region and the political, economic, and social contexts in which disputes arise. She is recognized throughout the industry for her knowledge of water rights, natural resources, commercial real estate transactions, and energy law. Jody currently serves as the Federal Commissioner and Chair of the Bear River Commission, as appointed by President Obama, and has specialized in water issues in the Bear River Basin her entire career. She was also appointed by President Clinton, and reappointed by President Bush, to the Utah Reclamation Mitigation Conservation Commission, a federal agency responsible for mitigating environmental impacts from developing Utah’s Colorado River apportionment by the Central Utah Project.
The ENREL Section of the Utah State Bar was established in 1977 for the purpose of seeking the participation of all interested members of the Bar and of other state and local bar associations in order to benefit such members by providing continuing legal education, a forum for the interchange of ideas in the areas of natural resources, oil, gas, and mining, public lands, energy, Native American, water, and environmental law; initiating and implementing common projects; and to undertake such other services as may be of benefit to the members, the legal profession and the public.