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Jeffrey Pope

Associate

2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 450, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Jeff Pope is a litigator who helps clients resolve complex disputes.

Jeff represents mining, oil and gas, refining, pipeline, construction, government contracting, and other businesses before state courts, federal courts, and domestic and international arbitration panels.

Advocate: Jeff learns his clients’ business to counsel them on how to avoid or resolve disputes before litigation begins. But for many companies, litigation is inevitable. They need advocates to step into the breach. That's Jeff. His understanding of a clients’ industry allows him to provide innovative, focused litigation strategies. He then uses his experience trying cases in many trial courts and arguing cases before the Wyoming Supreme Court to position his clients for the best possible outcome.

Before joining Holland & Hart, Jeff was Head of the Criminal Appeals Section of the Wyoming Attorney General’s office, where he briefed and argued dozens of appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court.

Experience

Dispute Resolution 

Jeff helps clients in multiple industries, including energy generation, mining, oil and gas exploration, oil and gas development, refining, and construction, to resolve commercial, contract, property, and administrative disputes outside of the courtroom. Jeff: 

  • Negotiates and drafts settlement agreements  
  • Represents clients in mediation  
  • Develops strategies that allow clients to avoid or minimize disputes 
Litigation 

When a client needs an advocate before a court, arbitration panel, or government agency, Jeff: 

  • Develops strategies to fit clients’ needs and goals 
  • Researches and drafts pleadings, briefs, motions, and responses 
  • Prepares discovery and other procedural responses 
  • Prepares witnesses for trials and hearings 
  • Advocates for clients at hearings and trials 
  • Briefs and argues appeals
Emerging Technologies Advisor

Jeff is a founding member of the Wyoming Blockchain coalition; a group that seeks to promote the development of blockchain technology. In this role, Jeff assisted in drafting and passing first of its kind legislation to create new opportunities for emerging technology companies in Wyoming. Jeff advises blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other software developers on navigating Wyoming's new laws and growing their business around the world. Should those companies need a litigator, Jeff brings his many years of litigation experience to bear on their behalf.

Project Development

Jeff assists companies in navigating the industrial siting process in Wyoming. He helps them plan their project from the jurisdictional meeting phase to contested case hearings before Wyoming’s Industrial Siting Council.

Client Results

  • Won case of first impression in the nation to resolve development dispute between mining and oil and gas interests. BTU Western Resources et. al v. Berenergy Corp., 2019 WY 57 (2019).

  • Won first order in lieu of consent case litigated in over 30 years and secured affirmance on appeal

  • Secured the renewal of coal mine permit in litigation before Wyoming’s Environmental Quality Council.

  • Secured reversal of $31 million judgment in royalty dispute.

  • Litigated complex international arbitration matter involving government contract in Afghanistan.

  • Resolved complex surface use dispute for 50% of demand.

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Wyoming College of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Wyoming College of Law Prosecution Assistance Clinic
  • High School Debate Coach

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