Galli, Craig D.

222 South Main StreetSuite 2200Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Updated: 04/08/2015

Overview

Mr. Galli provides seasoned and effective counsel to companies and government agencies in a variety of natural resources, environmental, land use, and energy-related cases. He also advises a wide range of business and industrial clients in the manufacturing, mining, transportation, construction, real estate development, and other sectors regarding environmental and natural resources permitting, compliance, contaminated property, due diligence, environmental insurance, environmental audits...

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Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Litigation
  • Natural Resources Litigation
  • Public Lands
  • Oil & Gas
  • Water Quality and Wetlands
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Energy Litigation
  • Land Use Law
  • Geothermal
  • RCRA & CERCLA
  • NEPA & Historic Preservation
  • Environmental Criminal Law
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Wetlands and Clean Water Act
  • NEPA and ESA
  • Energy, Oil, Gas, and Geothermal
  • Environmental Crimes
  • National Environmental Policy Act Practice

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • Spanish

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • Utah, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah
  • Colorado

Other Affiliations

  • American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • Salt Lake City Land Use Appeals Board (Board)
  • Envision Utah (Steering Committee)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy & Resources
  • Science & Technology Subcommittee (Vice-Chair)
  • International Board of Directors, J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar (Member)
  • Utah Bar Association (Member)
  • Colorado Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Bars of United States Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th and D.C. Circuits (Member)
  • Bars of United States District Court, District of Columbia and District of Utah (Member)
  • Bar of Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Member)
  • Board of Legal Aid Society (Former Member)
  • Boy Scouts of America, 1982 - Present (Merit Badge Counselor)

Honors

  • "The Top 75," Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law
  • "Top 100 Legal Elite," Utah Business Magazine
  • Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year (2000), - 2000
  • Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice, - 1990
  • Listed in Chambers USA in environmental law and environmental litigation

Classes and Seminars

  • The Administrative Record and Deliberative Process Privilege, .S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division Training Semin, - 1993
  • Lender & Successor Liability Under CERCLA, Utah State Bar Annual Meeting, - 1993
  • Internationalization of Environmental Law: Implications for the Mining Industry, National Western Mining Conference, - 1996
  • Environmental Management in a Changing World, Pacific Coast Gas Association Annual Meeting, - 1997
  • Environmental Management Systems, Barrick Environmental Managers Meeting, - 1997
  • Latin American Environmental Law, Exxon Environmental Lawyers Annual Meeting, - 1997
  • Latin American Environmental Law: Trends and Challenges, Terra Lex Annual Meeting, - 1998
  • Environmental Civil and Criminal Enforcement, Utah Pollution Prevention Association Annual Meeting, - 2000
  • Sustainable Business, Utah Pollution Prevention Association Annual Meeting, - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board, Salt Lake Land Use Appeal Board, 2006 - Present
  • Commissioner, Salt Lake City Planning Commission, 2003 - 2006
  • Steering Committee, Envision Utah
  • Member, Board of Legal Aid Society, 1999 - 2003
  • Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America, 1982 - Present
  • Member, International and Salt Lake Board of J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Past Positions

  • Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Senior Trial Attorney
  • Parsons Behle & Latimer, 1993 - 2003
  • Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., 1987 - 1989

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1987
    J.D.
    Honors: Certificate with High Distinction
    Honors: Columbia University Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law
    Law Journal: Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Head Articles Editor
  • Brigham Young University, 1984
    M.A.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With High Honors
  • Brigham Young University, 1982
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With High Honors

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

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Honors

  • "The Top 75," Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law
  • "Top 100 Legal Elite," Utah Business Magazine
  • Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year (2000), - 2000
  • Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice, - 1990
  • Listed in Chambers USA in environmental law and environmental litigation

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Office Information

Address

222 South Main StreetSuite 2200Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Fax

  • (801) 799-5700

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Publication

Articles

  • Science and Technology, nvironment, Energy, and Resources Law: Year in Review, ABA-SEER, 2004
  • Government Institutes, Utah Environmental Law Handbook, 3d Ed., 2003
  • The Politics, Science and Law of Sprawl, Science and Technology Newsletter, ABA-SEER, Vol. 2, No. 1, May, 2002
  • Olympic Winter Games and the Environment, Trends, ABA-SEER, Vol. 33, No. 4, March, 2002
  • Peruvian Environmental Requirements Applicable to the Mining Industry, International Environmental Law Newsletter, ABA-SEER, Vol. 3, No. 4, May, 2001
  • Emerging Environmental Law in Latin America: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute, Vol. 43, No. 10, 1997
  • ISO 14000 and Environmental Management Systems In A Nutshell, Utah Bar J., Vol. 9, 1996
  • Environmental Auditing In A Nutshell, Utah Bar J., Vol. 8, 1995
  • Review of Applicable Statutes, Regulations and Court Decisions Regarding the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Federal Agencies and Federal Employees, Rep. No. 127, Federal Construction Council, National Academy of Sciences, 1994
  • CERCLA: What Businesses Should Know About the Law of the Land, Utah Bus., Vol. 7, 1993
  • Hazardous Exports to the Third World, Columbia J. of Environmental Law, Vol. 12, 1987
  • Environmental Issues in Negotiating Complex Real Estate Transactions in Utah, Lorman Educational Services, June, 2004
  • Hazardous Waste and Asbestos Management, ssociated General Contractors, May, 2003
  • Environmental Law: Risks to Local Governments, Lorman Educational Services, February, 2003
  • Implications of the American Trucking Decision, Utah State Bar, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section, April, 2001
  • Sustainable Business, Utah Pollution Prevention Association Annual Meeting, November, 2001
  • Environmental Civil and Criminal Enforcement, Utah Pollution Prevention Association Annual Meeting, November, 2000
  • Environmental Law Practice, Brigham Young University Law School, January, 2000
  • Environmental Auditing, tah Environmental Compliance Litigation Review and Update, Government Institutes, March, 1999
  • International Law Practice, University of Utah College of Law, November, 1998
  • Environmental Law for Corporate Counsel, Utah State Bar, November, 1995
  • Developing Corporate Environmental Management Programs, Utah State Bar, October, 1995
  • Meeting the Evolving Environmental Protection Challenge and Concerns of Indigenous Peoples, ABA-SEER, October, 1997
  • Audit Privilege, Key Issues Inside EPA Reg. 8, ABA-SEER, September, 1997
  • Intensive Short Course on Environmental Law, ABA-SEER Section, November, 1995
  • Intensive Short Course on Environmental Law, ABA-SEER Section, November, 1994
  • Getting Into Hot Water: Current Hot Topics in Geothermal Development, 55 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 6-1

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