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  Blakes  
  Blakes offers mining industry clients a multidisciplinary approach that draws on our extensive experience in a variety of areas, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax and environmental law. We are counsel to major, intermediate and junior mining companies listed on various exchanges around the world, as well as investment dealers that act as underwriters and advisers to mining companies.  
   
   
  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, P.C.  
  Our Energy & Environment Group provides full-featured government relations services at the federal, state and local levels to a variety of clients, including natural gas, oil, mining, coal, nuclear, renewable, energy efficiency and transformational companies, and public utilities. Our dedicated team brings considerable experience working with Congressional energy, environment, natural resources and science committees, as well as the Departments of Energy, the Interior and Justice; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Bureau of Land Management; and state and local agencies too numerous to mention.  
   
   
  Carver Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC  
  The Denver-based law office of Carver Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC, provides skilled and knowledgeable legal representation in litigation, arbitration, transactional services, and contractual work for oil, gas, and mining companies, as well as other industries that make use of natural resources and public lands.  
   
   
  Crowell & Moring LLP  
  For over three decades, we have represented clients regulated under the Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA). Our clients in this specialized area include large and small mining companies, industry trade associations, synfuel plants, coal consumers, and company officials subject to personal liability. We have represented mining industry clients in counseling and litigation in every conceivable problem area, including:  Mine disasters and subsequent investigations and congressional hearings, civil and criminal investigations and enforcement, miner compensation claims, mine and workplace inspections, petitions for modification, labor relations and discrimination proceedings, and Equal Access to Justice Act claims for attorney fees.  MSHA jurisdictional issues and rulemakings.  Safety and health audits and training.  
   
   
  Faegre & Benson  
Faegre & Benson offers a team of lawyers focused on financing, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, and construction issues for the international mining industry.   
   
   
  Fasken Martineau  
  The 2007 Edition of the International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers for the third year running ranks Fasken Martineau as the number one firm worldwide for mining legal expertise. "Fasken Martineau's continuing success demonstrates its consistent and unparalleled level of individual and collective talent in this field," states Callum Campbell, Editor in Chief of Who's Who Legal, when recognizing Fasken Martineau's achievement of this award.  
   
   
  Hogan & Hartson  
  Lawyers at Hogan & Hartson have experience representing mining and extractive enterprises in a wide range of areas, from securities and merger and acquisition transactions to environmental, health, and safety and litigation matters. We have industry knowledge and experience that is well suited to assist mining companies with their public disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws, in their acquisition transactions and in dealing with environmental and other regulatory matters. We have represented both private and publicly-traded mining clients engaged in the coal, copper, gold, silver, and platinum industries with legal matters in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.  
   
   
  Holme Roberts & Owen LLP  
  HRO has worldwide experience in mining and mining finance matters. HROís mining group brings together the knowledge currently available in several separate areas of the firm that can be applied to specific client projects. Members of the group have experience in General Mining Law of 1872 issues; regulation of mining exploration and development, working with local, state and federal government officials and agencies; finance; hedging transactions; reclamation environmental matters; and employment issues.  
   
   
  Jackson Kelly PLLC  
  Jackson Kelly is home to one of the nation's leading Federal Mine Safety and Health practices. The attorneys in the Firm's practice represent clients in a broad spectrum of areas, from defense of enforcement actions, to employer related workshops regarding Federal inspections, investigations, and compliance.  The Firm's attorneys effectively and aggressively represent clients before such bodies as the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, as well as many federal and state courts. Clients are represented in: civil and criminal matters, including defense of enforcement actions arising under Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration statutes, such as administrative and civil litigation and negotiation.  
   
   
  Jones Day  
  Jones Day's involvement with metals and mining clients dates back to the Firm's origins in the late 19th century and currently encompasses major participants in these industries in all global regions where the Firm has offices. Metals and mining companies, typically being capital intensive and focused on long lead time projects to provide investor returns, have demanded top-quality legal services in all aspects of their businesses. There are just a few, select law firms that possess the industry expertise and experience to meet these demands. Jones Day is one of these firms.  
   
   
  Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C.  
  The Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC is a full-service law firm with practice areas including: employment law, corporate law, and worker's compensation; family law; occupational safety and health litigation, training and consultation; criminal law; and personal injury representation. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Maryland, DC, PA and SC, as well as the U.S. District Courts of MD and DC, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.   We also offer civil, construction, and domestic mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services.  
   
   
  Lionel Sawyer & Collins  
  Lionel Sawyer & Collins, a professional corporation, is the largest private law firm in Nevada. We are a full service business and litigation law firm serving clients from our offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Nevada and Washington, D.C. Our practice includes real estate, employment and labor, health care, gaming, litigation, estate planning, intellectual property, regulatory, utilities, environmental, mining, governmental relations, lobbying, legislative, land use, tax, energy, telecommunications, water and business law. Our gaming practice is the largest gaming practice in the world. We provide value-added relationships that are crucial to both growing and established companies.  
   
   
  Ogletree Deakins   
  Ogletree Deakins attorneys provide a broad range of workplace safety and health services to clients throughout the nation and wherever else our clients engage in business. We have considerable occupational safety and health ("OSH") expertise, which we use to assist our clients in the manufacturing, construction, general industry, and service sectors. Additionally, we have significant mine safety and health ("MSH") expertise, which we use in working with clients who own or operate metal, non-metal, and coal mines and related facilities, including stone quarries and sand and gravel pits.  
   
   
  Patton Boggs  
  Patton Boggs boasts one of the nationís pre-eminent health and safety law practices, providing clients with strategic advice that allows them to achieve their most vital goals.  We educate our clients on the laws, regulations, agencies, and institutions aimed at preventing workplace and community injuries, illness, and environmental damage.  By doing so, we help them to increase their company value and respond successfully to challenges in this complex field.
While we emphasize risk reduction services, including management training, hazard warnings, audits, and risk transfer programs, we also are unsurpassed in providing the emergency response counsel that is essential to crisis survival and financial risk management.
 
   
   
  Timothy R. Olson, P.C.  
  At the law firm of Timothy R. Olson, P.C., I am engaged in a nationwide occupational safety and health law practice that includes the representation of mine operators and independent contractors before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and in federal courts in cases contesting citations, orders, and penalties, including discrimination cases.  I also represent employers in litigation within the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and corresponding state plan adjudicatory agencies.  Additionally, I practice general mining law, including the drafting and review of agreements related to the exploration,  development, operation, and reclamation of mining properties.