Jonathan Hunter, a shareholder in the firm’s New Orleans office, has been elected President of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for 2016-2017. Hunter has held numerous positions with the Foundation since 2002, including Trustee-At-Large, Treasurer, and Vice President.
As a leader of the firm’s federal oil and gas practice area, Hunter advises oil and gas companies in matters governed by the OCSLA, the Mineral Leasing Act, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Investment and National Security Act, NEPA, and numerous other statutes and regulations. His federal oil and gas practice includes matters arising in offshore waters (Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and offshore Alaska) and onshore federal lands throughout the country. He has successfully represented clients in dozens of proceedings involving federal lands, including multi-billion dollar royalty, lease cancelation, and fraud disputes. He has tried royalty, contract, and regulatory disputes in federal and state courts and in arbitration.
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is known worldwide for its expertise in the mineral and natural resources community. In its 62nd year, the Foundation is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, energy, environmental protection, and other related areas. The Foundation’s Trustees Council includes representatives from 30 law schools, 13 bar associations, and 19 mining and oil and gas associations. Their educational programs bring together lawyers, landmen, managers, government personnel, law faculty, students, and others involved in minerals, oil and gas, water, and other natural resources.
Founded in 1935 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Liskow & Lewis has grown to over 130 attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas. Since its inception, the firm’s practice has focused on the energy and oil and gas industry, and has grown to meet the evolving demands of its clients, diversifying into a wide-ranging litigation and transactional practice.