No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
On June 3, 2019, a federal court in New Hampshire issued a highly anticipated decision in New Hampshire Lottery Commission et al. v. Barr et al.
Combining legal experience and a passion for nature, Julia Rhine focuses her practice on cases involving the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (“FLPMA”) and other matters subject to review under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”). Julia has advised clients on a range of natural resources matters involving private parties, governmental entities and Native American sovereigns.
Prior to joining the firm, Julia worked as a law clerk to the Hon. Richard P. Matsch and the Hon. John L. Kane of the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.
Won a major ruling in Adams County District Court on behalf of client, Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). COGA and API jointly filed suit in October to overturn a number of oil and gas regulations adopted by the City of Thornton. Colorado District Court Judge Edward Moss ruled that many of Thornton’s regulations, including its setback regulations, were illegal and operationall preempted by state law.
• Successfully represented Extraction Oil and Gas in Boulder District Court against Boulder County’s challenge to Extraction’s leases. The Court ruled against Boulder’s theory that pooling restrictions in the leases precluded Extraction from pooling multiple leases, and held for Extraction on all points of law.
Brownstein's Julia Rhine Appointed to Wonderbound Board of Trustees, Development Committee
Member, Wonderbound Board of Trustees and Development Committee
Attendance Mediation Workshops, Denver Public Schools
Co-founder and co-chair, The Michigan Energy Law Association
Founder and co-chair, National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association