Deana Bennett Selected Chair of NREEL Section of State Bar of New Mexico

Deana M. Bennett, a Modrall Sperling shareholder, has been confirmed as the Chair of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (NREEL) Section of the State Bar of New Mexico.

Bennett has served on the Section’s board for the past two years, most recently serving as CLE Committee Chair and Chair Elect. In her practice with Modrall Sperling, she focuses on natural resource development on public and tribal lands. Bennett’s experience includes permitting and environmental compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other related federal statutes. She has worked on a number of utility matters, and her experience also includes working with renewable resource developers with siting issues on public, tribal, state and local land.

NREEL provides its members numerous educational and networking opportunities throughout the year, including CLE programs, contributing to the Environmental Law Moot Court Team, and biannual newsletters with legal updates and analyses of current topics.