Professional Biography
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Bradley H. Oliphant Senior Counsel

  • Denver

    D +1.303.291.2352

    F +1.303.291.2400


    1900 Sixteenth Street, Suite 1400

    Denver, CO


  • San Diego

    D +1.858.720.5755

    F +1.858.720.5799

    San Diego

    11988 El Camino Real, Suite 350

    San Diego, CA






Endangered Species Act Litigation - Central Valley Project*

Defended federal agencies in Endangered Species Act litigation related to the impact of the coordinated operation of the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project, respectively the largest federal and state-built water projects in the United States, on listed fish species.

Endangered Species Act Litigation - Long-Term Water Contracts*

Defended federal agencies in Endangered Species Act litigation related to the effects of: (1) renewal and implementation of long-term water contracts on ESA-listed fish species in California; (2) California WaterFix on ESA-listed fish species; and (3) a long-term water transfer program in California.

Wind Energy Project*

Defended federal agency related to the development of a private wind energy project.

Fire Recovery and Other Timber Projects*

Defended federal agencies related to fire recovery and other timber projects on U.S. Forest Service lands.

Administrative Procedure Act*

Defended federal agency in Administrative Procedure Act and Endangered Species Act lawsuit related to consultation on the effects of a construction project to replace the spillway at a FERC-licensed hydroelectric dam on Atlantic salmon.

Magnuson-Stevens Act Challenges*

Defended federal agencies in Magnuson-Stevens Act challenges, including, inter alia, to a quota-shifting rule that annually set a harvest limit of bigeye tuna for the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


*Prior experience




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2001
  • Harvard University, A.B., Sociology,
    cum laude
    , 1998