In case you missed it, Stoel Rives LLP welcomed Willa B. Perlmutter to the firm’s Natural Resources group this past July. Willa is based in our Portland office, but is serving our clients from Alaska to California and all points east—above ground and beneath. She is accustomed to working effectively and efficiently with in-house counsel and business representatives of mining companies at both the corporate and plant level.
Previously with Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C., Willa counsels mine operators and other industrial clients on compliance under the Mine Safety and Health Act, represents them during government and internal investigations, and defends them against administrative enforcement actions issued by various regulatory agencies such as MSHA and OSHA. Willa understands the needs of mining industry clients, having focused on mine safety law for the past two decades. She represents clients whose businesses span the spectrum of mined materials, including metals/non-metals, industrial materials and coal. Her extensive litigation experience provides even greater depth to the services we can offer our clients. Further, our clients will benefit from the positive and constructive relationships Willa has cultivated with policymakers and operational staff at MSHA and OSHA.
You can catch up with Willa at the following industry events:
- Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s Special Institute on Mine Safety and Health Law on September 24th in Las Vegas, NV
- National Mining Association’s Mine Expo September 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV
- Environmental Law Institute’s Annual Awards Dinner on October 18 in Washington, DC
- Alaska Mining Association’s 2016 Fall Convention & Trade Show November 6-12 in Anchorage, AK
- American Exploration & Mining Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting Exposition & Short Courses December 5-9 in Reno, NV
Stoel Rives’ Mining Industry team is highly experienced in advising mine owners and operators across the entire spectrum of legal concerns changing the ways businesses locate, extract and use minerals. As lead counsel for aggregate, base and precious metal, industrial mineral and coal mines, the team provides environmental, permitting, land use, health and safety, labor and employment, IP, litigation, transactional and financing counsel. With their depth of industry experience, the team members are able to develop creative and practical solutions for their clients’ increasingly complex issues.