Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Scot Anderson was a speaker at the ABA’s International Law 2024 Americas Conference on February 29 in Houston, TX. 

Anderson co-presented a CLE panel titled “The Transformation of the Mining Industry to Support the Electric Vehicle Revolution”. Anderson also served as the program’s co-chair. 

The panel discussion explored the complexities of mining in relation to the shift towards a green economy, with a focus on electric vehicles and renewable energy generation. The panel also discussed new legal and political challenges stemming from mining, producing metals, introducing metals into the EV supply chain and recycling, the subsequent risks involved, and
current incentives such as the Inflation Reduction Act in the United States. Last, the panel shared strategies to bring stalled mining projects back to life.

Julie Padilla of Fryberger Law Firm (Duluth, MN) also served as a speaker and program co-chair with Anderson. Additional panelists included Daniel P. Ettinger of Warner Norcross & Judd (Grand Rapids, MI) and Adriano Drummond Cançado Trindade of Mattos Filho Advogados (Brasilia, Brazil.) 

Anderson is the Managing Partner of the Womble Bond Dickinson Denver office as well as the co-head of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Metals & Mining Subsector. He advises clients on commercial transactions, including the acquisition, divestiture, and financing of natural resource projects. His decades of experience afford a deep understanding of the extractives industries and their role in the energy transition. He has worked extensively in securing battery metals and critical minerals for client’s manufacturing equipment for the energy transition.