Marie Bradshaw Durrant assists clients with environmental compliance on both the state and federal level. She has represented clients in legal challenges to rulemakings, permitting, and enforcement actions at the local, regional and national levels, and she has extensive experience helping clients respond to information requests and investigations by the EPA and other administrative agencies.
Ms. Durrant also helps clients with telecommunications and wireless infrastructure projects, including federal licensing and ensuring compliance for assets in sales transactions. She has represented clients before the Federal Communications Commission at both the Commission and Bureau levels for administrative proceedings, rulemaking, and potential enforcement actions. She also helps clients meet tribal consultation requirements and has negotiated favorable outcomes to complicated issues involving multiple tribes.
Ms. Durrant has been voted by her peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2018-2019). She has also been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Litigation.
Brigham Young University, JD, magna cum laude, 2010
Brigham Young University, PhD, 2004
University of Utah, MSW, School of Social Work, 1996
University of Utah, BA, English Literature, 1991
As a Legal Fellow at the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, Ms. Durrant conducted policy research on energy issues associated with the Clean Air Act, climate change legislation, unconventional fossil fuels, enhanced oil recovery, and carbon capture and sequestration funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. She has also worked with large energy law firms in Houston and Kazakhstan, and she has held positions as adjunct faculty and a research fellow at Brigham Young University in the Women’s Research Institute, the Kennedy Center for International Studies, and the departments of Geography, Anthropology, and Social Work.
Ms. Durrant served as a high school teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps in Chad, Africa. She currently serves on the board of Empower Mali, an organization dedicated to building schools in rural Africa and helping communities achieve their development goals. She is fluent in French and German, and has learned Swahili and Ngambai.
Admitted to Practice -
United States District Court, District of Utah
District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit