Nils Johnson specializes in legislative and regulatory strategy and government affairs.
As a non-lawyer government affairs professional, Nils focuses his work on public land and natural resource management, western water quality and quantity issues, western water issues, nuclear waste issues, federal and state mining issues, and federal energy issues.
He is also an expert in the federal appropriations process.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Nils served as a senior consultant at MGN, Inc., a federal government relations firm in Washington, D.C. and a principal at McClure, Gerard and Neuenswander, LLC. In the U.S. Senate, he has worked as the Director of Resources, Environment and Energy and Senior Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Larry E. Craig. While serving in the U.S. House of Representatives he served as the Republican Staff Director of the Mining & Natural Resources Subcommittee for the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee.