B. Andrew Brown
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B. Andrew Brown

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Overview

ANDY REPRESENTS CLIENTS IN LITIGATION, ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS, ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS AND COMPLEX NEGOTIATIONS RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW, MAJOR FACILITY PERMITTING, WATER QUALITY, HAZARDOUS AND SOLID WASTE, AND SOIL AND GROUNDWATER CLEANUP.

Co-Chair of the Energy Group and Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Group, Andy practices in the area of energy and environmental law. In recent cases, he has represented a major utility in contested case proceedings relating to state approvals required for the continued operation of nuclear power plants. He has also represented a seed producer in litigation and administrative matters relating to the environmental review for the deregulation of genetically engineered organisms.

Andy is a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Before attending law school, he was Legislative Aide for energy policy to U.S. Senator Gary Hart. Over the past 10 years, Andy has served as a Director and as Board Chair (2008-2010) of the Minnesota Environmental Initiative, an organization that promotes partnerships involving government, business and environmental advocacy groups to address challenging environmental issues.

Education & Admissions

Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1986)

Duke University Graduate School (M.A., Philosophy, 1986)

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (M.P.A., 1981)

Stanford University (B.A. History, 1979)

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Minnesota, the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Columbia, and Maryland

News & Resources

Industries & Practices

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Clean Technology
  • Cooperative Law
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public-Private Project Development

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Chair, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives' Legal, Tax & Accounting Environmental Laws & Regulation Committee
  • Chair of Board of Directors, Minnesota Environmental Initiative, 2008-2009
  • Board Member, Minnesota Environmental Initiative, 2001-present
  • Board Member, Minnesota Citizens League, 1996-2002, 2003-2006
  • Co-Chair, Citizens League Energy Committee, 2001-2002
  • Member, American Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Section
  • Former Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association, Environmental and Natural Resources Section
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association's Environmental Committee

Accolades

  • Named "Minneapolis Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers©, 2011, 2015 
  • Fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2007-2016
  • Listed in Who's Who in America
  • Listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2003-2008, 2010-2015
  • Voted "Board Member of the Year" by Minnesota Environmental Initiative, 2008
  • Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Government, 1992-93
  • Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education, Stanford University, 1979
B. Andrew Brown