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Regulatory Trends for Oil and Gas Investors in a Trump Administration

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Y. Spencer, Jill H. Van Noord
Recorded on: Feb. 14, 2017
PLI Program #: 207381

Ms. Van Noord counsels clients on environmental litigation and compliance matters, with a focus on air quality-related matters.  Her substantial regulatory and administrative experience includes counseling clients on compliance with environmental laws and negotiating settlements of regulatory violations.  Furthermore, Ms. Van Noord has experience in the development of federal and state regulations through hearings and written comments and related litigation.  Ms. Van Noord's environmental litigation practice includes representing clients in litigation involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

In addition to her environmental and natural resources experience, Ms. Van Noord counsels clients in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other safety enforcement actions. She also draws on her regulatory expertise to advise clients in regulatory and compliance matters before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Ms. Van Noord's experience working for various stakeholders in the natural resources arena, including  industry, public interest advocacy groups, and regulators, allows her to bring a valuable perspective to counseling clients.  Through her current role as a member of the Mined Land Reclamation Board, Ms. Van Noord has first-hand experience with policy making and resolving permit violations.

Ms. Van Noord earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2008, after earning her Master of Public Health from Emory University in 2005.  After graduation from law school, Ms. Van Noord served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Maria E. Berkenkotter of the Colorado District Court, 20th Judicial District.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Mined Land Reclamation Board member, 2013-2017 (One of seven Governor-appointed, Senate-approved Board members)
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy & Resources member
  • Colorado Bar Association, member
  • Boulder Bar Association, member


  • Environmental Lawyer Joins Holland & Hart


EPA Issues Proposed Rule on Regulation of GHGs in PSD and Title V Permits

Holland & Hart News Update
Author(s): Emily Schilling, and Jill Van Noord

Speaking Engagements

May 2014
Colorado Oil & Gas Association Air Rule Implementation Workshop