Hogan Lovells Partner Appointed to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

DENVER, 2 August 2011 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Andrew L. Spielman, a partner in its Denver office, has been appointed to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission by Governor John Hickenlooper. He and the eight other members must be confirmed by the state legislature and serve four-year terms.

“We are very proud of Andy’s appointment to this commission as it demonstrates the strength of his own work and Hogan Lovells’ dedication to serving our state at the intersection of business and government,” said Cole Finegan, Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells’ Denver office.

Spielman will lend his extensive background working in federal, state, and local government on environmental regulatory issues. He has worked in senior positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has served in staff positions at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget; the U.S. Senate; and in city governments. Andy currently serves as Chairman of Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council, a position he has held since 2007.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission promotes the responsible development of Colorado’s oil and gas natural resources by balancing the efficient exploration and production of oil and gas resources, the prevention of waste, and the protection of the public health, environment, and mineral owners’ rights.

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