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. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he served as general counsel to two Denver-based exploration and production companies. 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. 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. Howard is a graduate of the University of Michigan for both college and law school.