DENVER – JULY 1, 2014 – Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP partner Connie Rogers today begins her term on the Board of Directors of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado. Founded in 1986, the Center serves as a forum committed to the civil, respectful, and problem-solving exploration of important and often contentious public concerns. The center has published numerous books, articles, and films addressing western issues such as energy, water, and conservation.
“Connie is an excellent lawyer and has a strong record of public service,” said Chris Richardson, DGS managing partner. “The knowledge she gained while working at the U.S. Department of the Interior will be an invaluable asset to the mission of the Center.”
Prior to resuming her private practice in the fall of 2010, Ms. Rogers served as Deputy Solicitor for Energy and Mineral Resources at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where she was the lead Interior lawyer on all manner of issues relating to the development of renewable and conventional energy and mineral resources on Interior-managed lands.
At DGS, Ms. Rogers advises companies in project development, litigation, and transactions, primarily on federal public lands and Indian lands, with particular emphasis on compliance with federal land management statutes, the National Environmental Policy Act, species protection statutes, federal Indian law and cultural resource and religious freedom concerns, and state and local permits.
Ms. Rogers’ project development experience includes renewable/conventional energy and mineral and infrastructure projects on public and Indian lands; environmental and cultural resources compliance in federal permitting; financing, due diligence, land acquisition, and leasing for wind, solar, transmission, and biomass projects; special use authorizations for educational and research facilities on federal lands; working with stakeholder groups; and defense of legal challenges to project approvals.