Partner Corporate & Finance (Denver, Washington, D.C.)
Scot Anderson brings clients a deep understanding of the extractives industries, honed by decades of work in oil, gas, and mining.
Clients rely on Scot's comprehensive approach and strategic view. Scot doesn't think in terms of single issues, rather in holistic, commercial solutions. Having served 10 years in-house, Scot understands how extractives companies think. His engaging approach coupled with vast industry knowledge is why extractives clients turn to Scot to be their trusted adviser.
Scot's practice is all encompassing. He advises clients on commercial transactions, including the acquisition, divestiture, and financing of natural resource projects. Scot's work on project development covers finance, regulatory compliance, permitting, and commercial and partnership agreements. Scot is also a go-to resource for disputes and is a certified mediator. He represents extractives clients in administrative proceedings as well as in federal, state, and tribal courts. He addresses issues related to mineral development of federal public lands and Indian lands.
Scot regularly advises on projects throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia. He is also working on the development of natural resources in outer space.
Scot is the former global head of the firm's Energy and Natural Resources group, and is a past president of the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (formerly the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation). Scot is routinely called upon to deliver lectures, presentations, and publications on natural resources matters and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.
Scot is active in the community. He works with the International Senior Lawyers Project to provide legal support and extractives related capacity building for developing economies, including Afghanistan, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. He remains engaged with organizations promoting STEM education.
- Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1989
- J.D., The University of Iowa, 1987
- M.A., The University of Iowa, 1982
- B.A., Augustana College, 1980
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