Jamie Jost

Managing Partner

 Denver

Biography

Jamie Jost is Managing Partner in Burleson LLP’s Denver office. Her practice focuses on federal, state, and local regulatory and land use permitting, land and mineral due diligence and acquisition matters, industrial siting permitting, legislative and policy matters, operations, and eminent domain.

Jamie is one of the region’s leading regulatory attorneys and the acting general counsel for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, representing over 300 industry members on legislative, regulatory, and community issues. She is considered a leading authority on the unique issues and challenges confronting energy companies in Colorado’s regulatory environment, including the recommendations resulting from Governor John Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Task Force.

Jamie graduated cum laude from Indiana State University and earned her law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

EDUCATION

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
    (J.D., 2002)
  • Indiana State University
    (B.S., Cum Laude, 1998)

ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado, 2002
  • Wyoming, 2002
  • New Mexico, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, “Pooling and Unitization Methods Across Shale Basins (or Lack Thereof),” presented at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Development Issues in Major Shale Plays – “What’s on the Horizon?” May 2014.
  • “State and Local Regulation of Activities on Federal Oil and Gas Leases,” presented at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Federal Oil & Gas Leasing Short Course, October 2011 and October 2013.
  • Co-author, “Horizontal Drilling: Why It’s Much Better to ‘Lay Down’ Than to ‘Stand Up’ and What Is an 18° Azimuth Anyway?” presented at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Horizontal Oil & Gas Development, November 2012.
  • Co-author, “Horizontal Drilling: Why It’s Much Better to ‘Lay Down’ Than to ‘Stand Up’ and What Is an 18° Azimuth Anyway?” in Proceedings of the 57th Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, July 2011.
  • Co-author, “Regulatory and Permit Requirements for Gathering Systems, Central Facilities, and Processing Plants,” presented at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: Midstream and Marketing, February 2011.
  • Co-author, “Oil & Gas Permitting and Regulatory Compliance,” at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Due Diligence in Mining and Oil & Gas Transactions, April 2010.
  • “Surface Use Agreements: An Outside Counsel’s Perspective on Resolving Landowner and Operator Differences,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008.
  • Co-author, “Surface Use Agreement: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” presented at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Surface Use for Mineral Development in The New West, February 2008.
  • Co-author, “The Taking in Kind Provision of AAPL Form 610,” presented at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Joint Operating Agreements, May 2007 (reprised in 2008).
  • Co-author, “An Industry Perspective on Coalbed Natural Gas (Methane) Units,” at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Institute on Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Pooling and Unitization, November 2006.
  • “Practice Before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) – Useful Guidance and Hot Topics,” presented at Colorado Bar Association, Oil and Gas Law Nuts and Bolts, April 2014.
  • “Environmental Issues Relating to New Technologies and the Production Boom,” presented at Colorado Bar Association, Oil & Gas Development in Colorado – Balancing Energy and the Environment, February 2014.
  • “New to Colorado? – Regulatory Must Knows Before Drilling,” co-presented at Colorado Bar Association, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, Monthly CLE Luncheon, June 2013.
  • “Colorado Legislative and Regulatory Update,” presented at Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, May 2013 and May 2014.
  • “COGCC Rulemaking,” presented at Colorado Energy Coalition, February 2013.
  • Co-author, “Colorado Law Update,” at Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Division of the Texas Bar, 2006.
  • Articles written as Federal Oil and Gas reporter for Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Newsletter, 2005–2007.
  • Co-author, Chapter 2 update for “Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2006.
  • “Update of New Mexico Tort Law,” presented at CLE, November 2004.

NOTEWORTHY

  • "Who's Who in Energy," Denver Business Journal (2015)
  • Acting General Counsel for COGA
  • Named a 2015 Top Lawyer in Natural Resources by 5280 magazine
  • Included on 2014 list of Top Women in Energy published by Denver Business Journal
  • Energy Leadership Collaborative Program, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, 2014 Mentor
  • Named 2012 Colorado’s Finest Honoree by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Colorado Rising Star, 2012-2015, Thomson Reuters

Representative Experience

  • Served as acting general counsel for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and its over 300 industry members on legislative, regulatory, and community issues in Colorado, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Air Quality Control Commission’s Oil and Gas Emissions 2014 Rulemaking; the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s 2014 Enforcement and Penalty Rulemaking and the 2013 Spill Rulemaking; and four litigation matters involving state preemption issues and bans or moratoria on hydraulic fracturing.
  • Represented oil and gas companies before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission on permitting, operational, and development matters.
  • Represented oil and gas companies before local governmental bodies on matters involving oil and gas development, land use permitting, reclamation, and local code revisions.
  • Represented oil and gas companies, and conducted environmental and title due diligence reviews in purchase and sale transactions, exploration and development agreements, and areas of mutual interest agreements for land, mining, and oil and gas assets.
  • Represented international refining and pipeline company and managed all aspects of its 110-mile interstate crude oil pipeline expansion project in Wyoming and Colorado, including federal, state, and local permitting, easement and rights-of-way acquisitions, eminent domain issues, pipeline safety issues, and operational matters.
  • Represented independent oil and gas companies in litigation involving surface use and access, and eminent domain issues.
  • Represented oil and gas exploration and production company in federal, state, and local permitting of a gas plant (CO2, methane, and helium) and pipeline easements in the LaBarge Field of the Upper Green River Valley and Wyoming Range mountains.
  • Represented the leading transporter and marketer of CO2 in North America on state and local permitting and environmental matters relating to the McElmo Dome in southwestern Colorado and to enhanced oil recovery projects in Texas. 
  • Represented oil and gas exploration company on transactional and title matters relating to CO2 storage project in Montana.
  • Represented biotechnology company on federal and state permitting matters relating to its secondary biogenic enhancement project in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. 
  • Represented natural gas midstream company constructing a natural gas gathering system, processing plant, and natural gas liquids stub line serving Colorado and Wyoming on all aspects of dealings with the federal, state, and local governmental agencies having regulatory control over the project.

Activities

  • CBA Natural Resources Committee, At-Large Board Member
  • Denver Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Trustee-at-Large, 2008–2011  
  • Special Institute on Midstream Production and Marketing Agreements, Co-Chair, February 2011
  • 50 for Colorado, Executive Development Program, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Member of Class of 2007
  • Natural Gas Forum “Drawing the Blueprint for a Sustainable Natural Gas Future,” Committee Member, January 2012
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc., Board of Directors, Member, January 2010 – May 2011
  • Colfax Community Network Board of Directors, Member, January 2008–2009
  • Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell, Adjunct Professor, Torts and Paralegal Studies

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