Howard Boigon is a partner in the Denver office of the international law firm Hogan Lovells. His practice focuses on transactional, regulatory, and business matters in energy and natural resources law and policy. He has represented operators, local governments, landowners and other stakeholders. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he served as general counsel to two Denver-based exploration and production companies, and before that practiced with Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver. He has served as president and is a current board member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. He served as a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; chaired the Mineral Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association; and served as Natural Resources Practitioner in Residence at the University of Denver School of Law. He is a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Energy Law. Howard was a principal industry representative in the 2008 COGCC rulemaking and played a key role in the drafting and negotiation of S.B. 07-237, Colorado’s innovative legislation on reconciling competing land development and oil and gas operations in the Greater Wattenberg Area. He was a principal author of the 1989 revision to the AAPL form 610 onshore joint operating agreement and has lectured and written widely on joint operations in the extractive industries, land use issues, regulatory policy, and other aspects of oil and gas law and policy. Howard is a graduate of the University of Michigan for both college and law school. After law school, Howard served as a law clerk to Judge Wade H. McCree, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.