Gould, Peter S.

Peter S. Gould

Partner
Peter Gould, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs’ Denver office, works closely with federal and state regulatory agencies, Congress, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations to assist clients with matters involving administrative law, government investigations, litigation and dispute resolution, and public policy, including working with Congress to address federal agency matters affecting his clients.

Peter advises clients in a variety of areas, including energy, natural resources, transportation, environmental, and industrial health and safety. This includes providing the full range of legal representation and regulatory and legislative counseling and strategy development in conjunction with post-accident investigations, evidence and document collection. He advises clients on appropriate media and government relations crisis communication plans immediately following such events to help minimize the negative impact of agency enforcement actions and civil and criminal actions that may result.

Peter’s mining and metals work spans the mining sector, representing and advising clients that produce and process silver, copper, iron ore, uranium, rare earth minerals, coal, limestone, potash, phosphate, trona, salt, bentonite and other industrial minerals, and aggregates.

A sampling of Peter’s agency experience includes practice before, with and opposing US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), US Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Occupational Health Administration (OSHA), US Department of Interior (including Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), National Park Service (NPS), and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (including Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)), National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) and relevant companion state agencies, among others. Peter also gives strategic advice related to energy development and transportation and power generation and transmission from natural gas, coal, wind and solar sources. He advises entities doing business locally, nationally and globally and provides representation nationally in litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.

During law school, Peter worked as a law clerk at the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine.

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Education

  • Vermont Law School, J.D.
  • Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L., cum laude
  • Trinity College, B.A.

Admissions

  • Colorado

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Colorado Lawyers Committee – Board Member
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • American Mountain Guides Association – Board Member (2007-2012)
  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy – Board Nominating Committee Member  (2011-2012)
  • Craig Hospital – 1907 Ambassador’s Circle
  • Colorado Mining Association  
  • Nevada Mining Association 
  • Colorado Bar Association  
  • Denver Bar Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Panel moderator, “MSHA: Mining through the Regulatory Changes,” American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, OSH Law Committee Midwinter Meeting, Tucson, AZ (March 14, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Current Trends in Mine Safety and Health Law,” 9th Annual Joint Western Mine Safety and Health Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 21-23, 2013)
  • Panelist, “Current Trends in Mine Safety and Health Law,” 8th Annual Mine Safety & Health Conference, Reno, Nevada (October 22-24, 2012)
  • Co-author, “Regulatory Compliance and the Quest for Consistency” Coal Age Magazine (November 2012)
  • Presenter, “Best Practices for Document Legal Privilege Claims & Related Liability Risk Management,” National Mining Association - CORESafety Workshop, Denver, CO (June 7, 2012)
  • Presenter, “Managing the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration in 2012,” Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association Winter Workshops, Indianapolis, IN (February 9 2012)
  • Speaker, “Cracking the Code: Understanding U.S. Mining Law and Using the Real Meaning of the Rules to Maximize Profit and Limit Liability,” presented to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandston, South Africa (August 10, 2011)
  • Author, “The Present and Future of U.S. Mining,” Coal Age Magazine (May 2011) 
  • Presenter, “Welcome to the new MSHA: What we need to do to deal with the latest enforcement philosophy,” and “Proactive Strategies for Dealing with MSHA in the Current Enforcement Environment,” Fifth Annual Professional Development Mine and Construction Safety & Health Seminar for Foremen, Supervisors, Managers & Owners, Spokane, WA (March 22, 2011)
  • “Taking Inventory: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?” Aggregates Manager Magazine (May 2010)
  • “Taking Inventory: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?” Coal Age Magazine (April 2010)
  • “RockLaw: D-Paper D-Ciphered,” Aggregates Manager Magazine (November 2009)
  • “The Continuing Evolution of the Informal Conference,” Coal Age (February 2009)
  •  “Achieving Alcohol and Drug Free Mines: A Better Approach,” Coal Age (October 2008)
  •  “Stopping Substance Abuse,” Aggregates Manager Magazine (October 2008)
  • “Penalty Assessments, Good Faith, and Financial Relief,” Coal Age (June 2008)
  • “The Dirty Dozen in 15 Minutes or Less,” Aggregates Manager Magazine (January 2008)
  • “The MINER Act and Immediate Notification,” Coal Age (May 2007)
  • “Regulatory Oversight,” Aggregates Manager Magazine (March 2007)
  • Appearance, Electrical Safety in the Workplace: Expert Analyses of NFPA 70E and OSHA’s Electrical Standard (Subpart S), Denver, Colorado, Thursday, January 25, 2007
  • “Limiting Your Liability,” Aggregates Manager Magazine (July 2006)
  • “The Mine Act and Liability for Knowing and Willful Violations,” Coal Age (July 2005)
  • “Citations and Proposed Assessments as Perishable Goods,” Aggregates Manager Magazine (June 2005)
  • Welding Fume Litigation: Status and Limiting Liability, Report to the Nevada Mining Association (January 6, 2005)
  • “MSHA versus OSHA: Who’s in charge here anyway?” Aggregates Manager Magazine (November/December 2004)

Clerk Experience

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    U.S. Magistrate Judge
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  • “Forty Under 40,” Denver Business Journal (2014)
  • Pro Bono Partner of the Year, Patton Boggs LLP (2012)
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Colorado (2012-2014)
  • Environmental Editor, Vermont Law Review
  • Dean’s Fellow, Vermont Law School (2001-2002)

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