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Nils Johnson

Federal Director of Government Affairs

505 9th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004

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 principle 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.


Nils serves as a resource for clients on natural resources and environment issues and has extensive contacts both on and off Capitol Hill and in the regulatory Agencies.


Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Exploration and Mining Association Executive Committee, Member and Treasurer
  • American Exploration and Mining Association, Past Trustee
  • National Museum of Forest Service History, National Council, Member
  • U.S. Senate Stennis Fellow
  • National Ski Patrol (National Appointment)

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