Email - Nathan LongeneckerPhone - 303-382-2919Nathan Longenecker has more than 20 years of legal experience, both as a litigator and in-house counsel.
He rejoined the Firm in January 2016 after spending 6 years with a major mining company where he last served as Vice President and General Counsel for the Americas region.Mr. Longenecker's practice focuses on complex litigation, environmental and natural resource law and litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory compliance matters.
He also provides corporate advice and counsel on domestic and international projects and is available to provide contract general counsel services on an ongoing basis.Mr. Longenecker has successfully represented clients in high stakes environmental, natural resource and toxic tort lawsuits, including claims filed under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, and similar state laws.
He has substantial experience interfacing with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies and private parties to proactively, creatively, and cost-effectively manage potential liabilities.He has successfully managed and litigated a wide-range of disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, including cases involving trade secrets, covenants not to compete, officer and director liability, insurance coverage issues and allegations of negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, and breach of contract.
Mr. Longenecker has extensive experience with jury trials, bench trials and in appellate proceedings before state and federal courts, and in arbitrations and mediations.
Mr. Longenecker has broad domestic and international experience in the mining industry.
He served as in-house counsel for a junior exploration company with interests in Canada and Brazil and for a publically traded international gold mining company with operations and exploration interests around the World.He has provided business and legal advice to senior company management on an ongoing basis and has served on numerous subsidiary-level corporate boards.Mr. Longenecker has also advised regional and site-level teams, both domestically and internationally, on key legal issues arising out of operations including health, safety, environmental, permitting, land, mineral rights, contracts and employment matters.
He has direct and extensive experience managing litigation in foreign countries, negotiating with regulatory agencies, negotiating and drafting key legal agreements, interfacing with joint venture partners, conducting internal investigations and complex dispute resolution.
Mr. Longenecker received his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1994, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the San Diego Law Review.He received his B.A. in Psychology from the Colorado College in 1990.He began his legal career at a large national law firm and then in 1999 was original partner of the Firm.
Mr. Longenecker left the Firm in 2009 and joined Kinross Gold Corporation where he served as Assistant General Counsel, U.S., General Counsel, North America, Vice President and General Counsel for North America and Chile and, most recently, as Vice President and General Counsel, Americas.Mr. Longenecker is admitted to practice before Colorado state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Longenecker has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions across the Western United States.
Nathan M. LongeneckerTemkin Wielga Hardt & Longenecker LLP
Nathan M. LongeneckerNathan Longenecker's diverse litigation experience includes representation of clients in complex business, securities, environmental, natural resource and toxic tort matters.
He has successfully represented clients in jury trials, bench trials and appellate proceedings in state and federal courts and in arbitrations, mediations and governmental regulatory matters.
Nathan has litigated tort and breach of contract actions, class actions, securities disputes, environmental citizen suits, oil and gas disputes, trade secret disputes, insurance coverage disputes, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, and lawsuits concerning the application of state and federal mining laws.
He has extensive experience in preparing and defending cases involving the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA and related claims arising under state law.
Nathan also has significant experience in international matters and previously served as Vice-President and General Counsel of a publicly traded international mine exploration company.Nathan received his undergraduate degree from Colorado College.He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1994 where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the San Diego Law Review.He is a member of the Bar of the Courts of Colorado and the Ninth Circuit and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous courts across the United States.
Prior to the formation of Temkin Wielga Hardt & Longenecker LLP in 1999, he practiced law at the Denver offices of the national firms Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP.
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