KELLY JOHNSON

Government Relations

Kelly’s practice, at the intersection of law and public policy, includes providing environmental and natural resources compliance advice. She focuses on environmental, energy, and natural resource matters for a diverse range of corporate entities including mining, oil and gas and renewable energy companies.

After starting her career at Holland & Hart, Kelly served as Senior Counsel to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee.  She later was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Environment & Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice representing the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and other federal agencies in litigation involving their environmental and conservation decisions. Kelly draws on the expertise and relationships established through her public service on Capitol Hill and the Department of Justice to develop and execute strategies that promote or protect clients’ interests before federal decision makers in Washington, D.C. Kelly is a member of the firm's five-partner Management Committee which oversees the firm's management and strategic direction and the Administrative Partner of the Washington DC office. From 2012 to 2017, Kelly served as the Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group Leader.Kelly is a member of the firm's five-partner Management Committee which oversees the firm's management and strategic direction and the Administrative Partner of the Washington DC office. From 2012 to 2017, Kelly served as the Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group Leader.

Kelly is the Administrative Partner of the Washington DC office. From 2012 to 2017, Kelly served as the Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group Leader.

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