J. Brent Moore

J. Brent Moore

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Santa Fe, NM

505-986-2648

Overview

Mr. Moore’s practice focuses on governmental relations, lobbying, administrative proceedings, and regulatory matters before the New Mexico Legislature and a number of New Mexico’s agencies, including the Insurance Division of the Public Regulation Commission, Environment Department, Regulation and Licensing Department, and Taxation and Revenue Department. Mr. Moore assists his clients with their governmental relations and regulatory needs in the areas of insurance, taxation, environmental law, and natural resources. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Moore was the General Counsel for the Insurance Division of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, where he also served as Deputy Superintendent. After graduating from law school, Mr. Moore participated in the Legal Honors Program for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Upon completing the program, he served as Agency Counsel for the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency and Assistant General Counsel for the New Mexico Environment Department.

Background

University of New Mexico School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1998

Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Arts in History, 1994

Experience

Representative Cases/Transactions

Mr. Moore has been counsel of record in the following reported cases:
New Mexico Mining Association v. Water Quality Control Commission, 142 N.M. 200, 164 P.3d 81, 2007-NMCA-084
Pickett Ranch, LLC, v. Curry, 140 N.M. 49, 139 P.3d 209, 2006-NMCA-082

Representative Clients

Anheuser-Busch Companies
America’s Health Insurance Plans
American Insurance Association
Allstate American Express
Automobile Club of Southern California
CNA Surety
ConocoPhillips
Delta Dental Plan of New Mexico
LES (National Enrichment Facility)
Fred Loya Insurance Company
New Mexico Lodging Association
REALTORS® Association of New Mexico
Travelers Insurance Company
Western Refining, Inc.
XTO Energy, Inc.
Farm Credit of New Mexico

Professional Memberships and Activities

Member of New Mexico Bar
Member of Navajo Nation Bar
Member of Federal Bar of the District of New Mexico
Member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Member of the American Bar Association
Board Member for the New Mexico State Bar – 2009 to Present
Secretary Treasurer of Board of Bar Commissioners – 2013
Vice-President of Board of Bar Commissioners – 2014
Secretary – Leadership New Mexico – 2012, 2013, 2014
Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – 2008
Member of the Oliver Seth American Inn of Court – 2004 to 2006
Leadership New Mexico – Core Class 2011
Board Member – Leadership New Mexico

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Moore has been a guest lecturer on the following occasions:

New Mexico Water Law Conference – 2004
New Mexico Water Law Conference – 2005
University of New Mexico School of Law – 2004 (Environmental Law)
University of New Mexico School of Law – 2008 (Regulation of Insurance Industry)
New Mexico State Bar Convention – 2008 (“Basics of the New Mexico Insurance Code”)
New Mexico Insurance Council – Uninsured Motorist Insurance Town Hall – 2011
New Mexico Rio Grande Association of Health Underwriters – Legislative Forum – 2011
Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico – Uninsured Motorist Insurance Forum – 2012

Publications

Co-author of the New Mexico chapter of the 50 State Handbook on Lobbying PACs and Campaign Finance compiled by the State Capital Group and published by West Publishing Company – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Author of 2011 Legislative Update for the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
Author of 2013 Legislative Update for the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association