Jenifer E. Scoggin - Commission Acting Chair
Office of State Lands and Investments Director
Jenifer Scoggin was appointed as Director of the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments in 2019. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Scoggin was a partner with Holland & Hart LLP, a Rocky Mountain regionally based law firm with approximately 470 attorneys across eight states, and Washington, DC. Based in the firm’s Cheyenne office, Ms. Scoggin advised clients in Wyoming on energy development projects, assisted companies with the complicated process of industrial siting, water rights, environmental permitting and compliance, agriculture and real estate issues. She routinely represented mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, construction and other companies on compliance and permitting with Wyoming state agencies, including the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office, and the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. Ms. Scoggin also counseled lenders and developers on environmental aspects of financing commercial and industrial projects and assisted in matters involving land use and construction litigation.
Before joining Holland & Hart in 2003, Ms. Scoggin served as an assistant Attorney General for the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office where she represented the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office in the Big Horn River General Adjudication. She also counseled the Wyoming State Engineer on water policy matters and general water law and permitting issues.
Ms. Scoggin obtained her juris doctorate from the University of Wyoming in 1999. She also holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Wyoming.