While most laws are made by federal and state legislatures, administrative agencies also perform a variety of governmental functions, and in turn create their own body of law, from rulemaking and regulations to decision-making in administrative proceedings. The attorneys at Comeau, Maldegen, Templeman & Indall, L.L.P. practice administrative law in a variety of different contexts -- from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Washington, D.C.
Our representation of clients in the mining industry regularly brings us before the New Mexico Mining Department for permit applications and other actions. Our work assisting clients with natural resources, land use, and water rights issues likewise brings us into contact with the New Mexico Environment Department and the Water Quality Control Commission, as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is responsible for regulating and enforcing several major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and CERCLA (Superfund).
We represent employers in employment-related investigations, termination proceedings and hearings, and civil rights litigation. This may be conducted in the courts, or before administrative bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Merit Systems Protection Board, and various state agencies, such as the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and the Public Employee Labor Relations Board.
Our long-standing clients include numerous telephone and telecommunications companies, oil and gas companies, and electricity producers. The telecommunications and energy industries are both highly regulated, and we regularly appear on behalf of clients before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and other agencies. Besides appearing at hearings and proceedings, our attorneys also advise clients and assist them in navigating the wide array of rules and regulations governing their activity.
We make regular appearances before federal and state agencies, boards and commissions, arbitration panels, and federal appeals courts. Our attorneys have appeared before the Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Federal Circuit, among others, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Besides litigation, we are also experienced in representing industry groups and making appearances and presentations before panels and commissions to provide testimony or assist in the drafting and development of legislation and regulations that will positively impact our clients and the industry as a whole.
For effective representation in administrative law, contact Comeau, Maldegen, Templeman & Indall, L.L.P. today.