DOJ Attorney Joins Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie announced May 31 that Bradley Oliphant joined the firm’s environment, energy and resources practice in the Denver offices, respectively.

Oliphant is a former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the U.S. in various energy, wildlife and natural resources cases. Andrew was also previously an attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and most recently, an attorney with Alliant Energy. With over two decades of combined government experience, Andrew and Brad bring to Perkins Coie extensive institutional knowledge of federal agency operations, including enforcement, approval and authorization procedures.

Oliphant served as a DOJ senior trial attorney in Denver and Washington, D.C., for nearly 10 years, where he advised regulatory agencies and high-level government officials on compliance issues related to land management and natural resource matters. He has  experience related to the development of renewable energy projects and led the Endangered Species Act litigation that arose from the operation of the Central Valley Project in California.

He earned his law degree from Cornell Law School and received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.