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Kathleen C. Schroder


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Katie Schroder is a partner in the Natural Resources Department of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where her practice focuses on all aspects of energy development on federal lands. Ms. Schroder counsels clients on oil and gas leasing and development on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies. She helps clients navigate agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. She has extensive experience with the Endangered Species Act, including the process for listing species as threatened or endangered, the process for obtaining permits under section 10 of the Act, and the development of conservation agreements for candidate species. She also advises on federal royalty issues.

Ms. Schroder has participated in numerous administrative appeals before the Interior Board of Land Appeals and within the Bureau of Land Management and Office of Natural Resources Revenue. She has also appeared in administrative litigation in federal courts in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, California, and the District of Columbia. In 2014, she testified before a congressional subcommittee on issues associated with oil and gas leasing and development on federal lands.

Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Schroder was a partner at a boutique oil and gas firm. She also served as an attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor as part of the Solicitor’s Honors Program, where she advised the multiple bureaus within Interior. After law school, she clerked for Justice Alex J. Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Ms. Schroder is active with the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, serving as a member of the Board of Directors and previously chairing its Publications Committee. In 2019, she chaired the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s 65th Annual Institute in Monterey, California. Ms. Schroder sits on the Board of Directors of Western Energy Alliance and of Energy Outreach Colorado. She is a former chair of the Public Land and Resources Committee within the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. She is a member of the Rice University Baker Institute’s Roundtable Young Professionals group. Internally, Ms. Schroder is the chair of the DGS Women’s Network and a member of the DGS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Recently, Ms. Schroder was named in Best Lawyers in America and as a Top Lawyer by 5280 in the area of Natural Resources Law.


University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2003

Rice University, B.A., 2000

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