About Andrew Irvine

Andrew Irvine

Mr. Irvine started his law career in Denver, Colorado with the environmental and natural resources group at the law firm of Holland & Hart, LLP.  He worked there from 2006-2007 before moving to Holland & Hart’s Jackson, Wyoming office, where he worked from 2007-2013.  Mr. Irvine left Holland & Hart to open Andrew A. Irvine, P.C., in 2014.

Before joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Irvine held law clerk positions with the Arvada City Attorney’s Office, Gold Fields Exploration, Inc., and the Bonneville Power Administration. He also served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Mr. Irvine grew up in the communities of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Richland, Washington. He received his B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame, his M.S. in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School.

Mr. Irvine is a member of several professional organizations related to his law practice, including the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Exploration & Mining Association, Wyoming State Bar Energy & Natural Resources Section, and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He is active in the Jackson, Wyoming community and spends time with his teenage mentee as part of the Teton Mentor Project.

Outside of his law practice and community engagements, Mr. Irvine enjoys whitewater rafting, fly fishing, backpacking, skiing, and other outdoor pursuits.  He is also an avid international traveler.

Mr. Irvine’s Professional and Civic Activities and Training; Bar Admissions; Education; and Representative Publication, and Speaking Engagements are listed below.

REPRESENTATIVE PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES AND TRAINING

Memberships:

Colorado Bar Association
Wyoming Bar Association
Wyoming Bar Association Energy & Natural Resources Section
Federal Bar Association
Teton County Bar Association
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (EE&R)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
American Exploration & Mining Association
Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association
River Management Society

Professional Activities:

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation:  Wyoming Mining Reporter, Mineral Law Newsletter
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation:  Mining Section Program Committee, International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment Special Institute
Technology Vice Chair, Mining Committee, ABA Section of EE&R
Committee Newsletter Vice Chair, Mining Committee, ABA Section of EE&R

Civic Activities:

Mentor, Teton Mentor Project, Teton County School District #1
Celebrity Reader, Wyoming Reads, Jackson Elementary School

Training:

Northwest Mining Association:  Minimizing Permitting Pitfalls and Delays on Federal Lands, Short Course
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation:  Mining Law, Short Course
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation:  Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions, Special Institute
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation:  National Environmental Policy Act, Special Institute
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation:  Nuts and Bolts of Mineral Title Examination, Special Institute
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation:  International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment, Special Institute
Whitewater Rescue Institute:  Swiftwater Rescue Technician for River Runners
Annual Institutes, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Annual Meetings, American Exploration & Mining Association
Annual Meetings, Wyoming State Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado
Wyoming
Federal District Court for the District of Colorado
Federal District Court for the District of Wyoming
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

EDUCATION

Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D. 2006)
cum laude
Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Environmental Moot Court – Best Defendant Brief, Best Brief
Visiting Study Program – University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Colorado School of Mines (M.S. 2003)
Masters of Science in Mineral Economics
Environment and Public Policy Specialization
International Study Program – University of Cape Town, South Africa

University of Notre Dame (B.S. 2001)
cum laude
Bachelors of Science in Geological Sciences
International Study Program – University of Notre Dame Australia

REPRESENTATIVE PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS

Irvine, A. A. (2015). The plight of the packgoat: Legal issues concerning removal of domestic livestock from public lands across the west (webinar presentation). Wyoming State Bar, Energy and Natural Resources Section.  Slides from this presentation are available by clicking here.

Irvine, A. A. (2011). ESA update and other environmental laws (presentation). EUCI, Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands Conference.

Irvine, A. A., Snodgrass, S. A. (2011). Keep your project soaring: Managing project risk under avian protection statutes (presentation). Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute.

Irvine, A. A. (2011). Permitting 101: NEPA and other processes (workshop). EUCI Workshop, Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands Conference.

Irvine, A. A., Johnson, K. W. Schlauch, P. J. (2010). Mining material agreements and unrecorded documents: What’s hiding under that pile of paper? (presentation). Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute.

Irvine, A. A., Snodgrass, S. A. (2010). Development of a permit program for incidental take of migratory birds (presentation). INGAA Foundation Report. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Irvine, A. A. (2010). The nuts and bolts of the NEPA process (workshop). EUCI Workshop, 4th Annual Western Transmission Conference/Renewable Energy Development and Transmission Expansion Conference.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Irvine, A. A. (2015). Wyoming – Mining. Mineral Law Newsletter Vol. XXXII, No. 2, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Irvine, A. A. (2013). Who owns minerals beneath the surface? Wyoming Business Report Vol. 14, No. 2.

Fredrickson, M. L., Irvine, A. A., Reimer, H. M. (2013). Wyoming Environmental Compliance and Public Land News. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2013). The Mining Law Review Chpt. 21, United States, 2nd ed. Law Business Research Ltd.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2013). International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mining Law 2014. Global Legal Group.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2013). Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2013. Law Business Research Ltd.

Irvine, A. A., Snodgrass, S. A. (2012). Expedited federal authorization of interstate natural gas pipelines: Are agencies complying with EPAct 2005? INGAA Foundation Final Report No. 2012.05. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2012). Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2012. Law Business Research Ltd.

Irvine, A. A., Snodgrass, S. A. (2011). Keep your project soaring: Managing project risk under avian protection statutes. 57 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. 21-1.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2011). Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2011. Law Business Research Ltd.

Irvine, A. A. (editor) (2011). Mining Committee Newsletter Vol. 5, No.2. American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Irvine, A. A. (2011). Secretary Salazar announces new guidance for development of renewable energy on public lands. Holland & Hart News Update. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Irvine, A. A. (editor) (2011). Mining Committee Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 1. American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2010). Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2010. Law Business Research Ltd.

Irvine, A. A., Johnson, K. W., Schlauch, P. J. (2010). Mining material agreements and unrecorded documents: What’s hiding under that pile of paper? Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions 15-1(54). Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Irvine, A. A., Snodgrass, S. A. (2010). Development of a permit program for incidental take of migratory birds. INGAA Foundation Report. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Irvine, A. A. (2010). Surface Management and Reclamation: Coal Mining, Chpt. 172. Environmental Regulation. The American Law of Mining 3rd ed.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2010). Surface Management and Reclamation: Hardrock and Other Non-Coal Mining, Chpt. 173. Environmental Regulation. The American Law of Mining 3rd ed.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2009). Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2009. Law Business Research Ltd.

Becker, J. R., Irvine, A. A. (2008). Drill into key developments, beyond reform of the 1872 mining law. 2008 Mining and Public Land Law Update. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute.

Irvine, A. A., Bassett, R. A. (2008). Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2008. Law Business Research Ltd.

Brennan. M. J., Feldman, M. D., Irvine, A. A., Snodgrass, S. A. (2007). Suggestions on how to improve the Endangered Species Act. INGAA Foundation Report. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Irvine, A. A. (2007). Delisting of the bald eagle and important changes under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Holland & Hart News Update. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Irvine, A. A. (2007). The threat of climate change under the Endangered Species Act. Climate Change Law Blog. Holland & Hart, LLP.

Bassett, R. A., Irvine, A. A. (contributor), Snodgrass, S. A. (2007). Public purpose or private profit: Condemnation for natural resources development after Kelo v. New London. 53 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. 5-1.