The mining industry in the United States, like many of its partners, affiliates and investors around the world, continues to play a critical role in supplying the international demand for fuels, metals, precious metals, aggregates and agricultural and industrial minerals. The challenges faced by the industry, in acquisitions of resources and in protecting the environment, and the health and safety of its employees and the public, continue to pose legal and policy problems that Patton Boggs understands and has been successful in helping its clients overcome for more than thirty years, in the courts, the Congress and in government agencies.
In the high-pressure, capital intensive climate of the mining industry, Patton Boggs helps companies take a proactive approach to meet their goals and overcome legal and policy obstacles. Whether the challenges are fast paced asset acquisitions, antitrust, tax, financial or royalty matters, or environment, safety and health concerns, enforcement or crisis management, Patton Boggs understands the industry and our attorneys and lobbyists have expertise and vast experience in successfully representing the mining industry and mining equipment manufacturers.
Despite pervasive and ongoing challenges, the industry and our clients have experienced major, positive developments in the last thirty years. There has been substantial, but cyclical, growth in the demand for almost all mining products, as the world's economy and standard of living advances. Dramatic advances in technology and engineering have significantly reduced many of the long-term risks associated with mining, and alleviated a number of environmental and resource-limiting consequences that were prevalent decades ago. Together with new management perspectives, the modern mining industry has produced massive productivity and production increases, to keep up with demand and competition, all while increasing environmental and safety and health protection. We are proud to be a part of the industry's success.
Patton Boggs represents the mining industry in many matters and it is one of the key centers of influence in our firm. Drawing on our vast experiences in litigation, regulatory and administrative law and public policy, we provide our mining clients with full service representation on an array of issues. We offer skilled and effective advocacy to the industry by attorneys committed to its success.