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Michelle Seares


555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Michelle Seares provides counsel to energy clients on a broad range of litigation matters including royalty disputes, surface access problems, and issues with working interest owners.

She is an effective advocate for clients in responding to federal agency investigations, civil and criminal litigation, and Anti-Corruption matters.


Michelle assists energy clients in litigation involving:

  • Royalty Disputes
  • Surface Access Problems
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes

Client Results

  • Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Michelle's practice focused on representing clients in criminal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters, including:

    • Representing a major financial institution in multi-agency investigation of foreign bribery issues.
    • Representing a major communications company in U.S. Department of Justice investigation of foreign bribery issues.
    • Representing the audit committees of the boards of directors of two major communications companies in internal investigations of foreign bribery issues.
    • Representing a major pharmaceutical company in multi-agency investigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act.



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