Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in administrative proceedings at the state and federal level on natural resources regulation and compliance issues. We have prepared comments for clients, handled appeals of federal rulemakings and represented clients in rulemaking hearings and appeals in Arizona and New Mexico. We have appeared on behalf of numerous clients in federal and state enforcement proceedings, including administrative compliance order proceedings and courts actions. Many of the proceedings involve negotiated administrative consent orders and court consent judgments and decrees. We also have represented clients in permit and license hearings before administrative agencies, and appeals of permit actions before administrative bodies and courts. In addition, we have defended clients against natural resource damage claims and assisted in obtaining administrative and court-approved settlements of those claims.