August 08, 2011

Olivia D. Lucas Joins Faegre & Benson as Special Counsel

Faegre & Benson, a leading international law firm with offices in Denver and Boulder, today announced that Olivia D. Lucas has joined its Denver office as special counsel. Ms. Lucas' practice focuses on environmental and natural resources law.

Ms. Lucas' experience includes permitting, rulemaking and regulatory compliance under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, and Resource Management Plan development under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act designations.

Ms. Lucas also has extensive experience litigating water rights applications in Colorado water court. She has represented applicants for, and opponents to, surface and ground water rights applications in most divisions of Colorado water court and has been involved in multi-party negotiations for water rights settlements in the Colorado River basin.

"We are pleased to welcome Olivia to Faegre & Benson," said Linda Rockwood, executive partner in the firm's Denver office. "Her deep expertise in environmental and natural resources law, coupled with her ability to litigate issues when necessary, makes her a valuable asset to help our clients navigate this complex legal arena."

Prior to joining Faegre & Benson, Ms. Lucas was an associate in the Denver office of Ryley Carlock and Applewhite and clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale on the United States Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit. She earned her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and her B.A. (cum laude) from Harvard University. 

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