Mr. Lucas J. Narducci

Mr. Lucas J. Narducci: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Lucas Narducci has more than 27 years of experience in environmental and natural resources law. Luke regularly guides clients through administrative hearings, litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, striving to protect their assets and keep their business goals in mind. He has extensive experience in acquisitions, divestments, expansions, mergers, ventures, operational compliance, employee work space safety, work place and third-party toxic exposures, audits, risk reductions and control methods. He also advises on policy and legislative developments that affect or could impact his clients and their businesses. He has been a lead counsel in the divestment, acquisition, operation, curtailment, reclamation and closure of several copper, gold, coal and uranium mines.

Luke's practice has taken him across the United States, as well as to Canada, Mexico and several countries in South America. He participates in many significant business, industry and manufacturing associations in order to advance the interests of those associations and his clients, and to influence rule-making, regulatory, policy and legislative processes.

Luke has extensive experience under all significant and some less recognized federal and state permitting and environmental assessment processes working with the government agencies and regulators to achieve client goals.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• A Clean Air Act Nightmare for Yuma County, Ariz . Co-Author, Law360 (September 14, 2016)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers, Energy & Natural Resources (2012-2018)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation (2007-2019)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Environmental (including water rights) (2006-2018)
•Michael J. Brophy Distinguished Service Award, Arizona State Bar Environmental and Natural Resource Law Section (2015)
•Advocate of the Year Award, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Manufacturers Council
•Arizona's Top Lawyers, Environmental Law, Arizona Business Magazine (2009, 2013-2014)

Community Involvement

•Arizona State Board of Education, President (2018-present)

Other Professional Experience

•Polsinelli PC, Shareholder
•Bryan Cave LLP, Partner

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

May 10
Governor Doug Ducey Appoints Snell & Wilmer Partner Lucas J. Narducci to Arizona Board of Education

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 22
Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Play Integral Role at 2016 Environmental and Sustainability Summit

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 27
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 19
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

May 13
Snell & Wilmer Partner Lucas Narducci Receives the 2015 Michael J. Brophy Distinguished Service Award

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 10
Snell & Wilmer Significantly Expands Environmental and Natural Resources Group With Addition of Seven Attorneys and Policy Advisor

Related Publications

Jul 29
Legal Alert - D.C. Circuit Validates EPA’s Consultation Process for Reviewing Clean Water Act Permits

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Administrative
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Mining Industry Services
  • Water and Water Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1986
Year of First Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; United States Supreme Court; Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•Environment, Energy & Resources Section
•Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
•Board of Directors
•Arizona Manufacturers Council
•Board of Directors, Member at Large
•Environment Committee, Co-Chair
•Air Quality Subcommittee
•Arizona Mining & Industry Get Our Support (AMIGOS)
•Arizona Mining Association
•Executive Committee
•Board of Directors
•Chandler Chamber of Commerce
•East Valley Partnership, Member at Large
•Maricopa County Air Quality Department's Clean Air Council
•National Mining Association
•Northwest Mining Association
•Pinal Partnership, Member at Large
•Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
•Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Representative Matters: Representation of a major groundwater claimant in the Gila River adjudication in which the delineation between surface water and groundwater is essential in determining the water rights and maintaining historic uses of the water; Representation regarding assessing natural resource damages (NRD) claims in various states represented by various trustees; Representation regarding the restart of operations of an open pit copper mine and mill after years of curtailment of operations including every labor, operational, regulatory permitting and licensing aspect of the project; Representation regarding defense of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) cost recovery and contribution claims brought by the U.S. EPA through administrative action, involving allegations of contribution to historical radioactive contamination on U.S. Native American lands; Representation of Arizona city in several cross-border contamination and remediation issues; Representation of a railroad company in a CERCLA cost recovery action in federal court resulting in a summary judgment; Representation of an international sporting goods manufacturer in the development and implementation of its ISO 14001 environmental management systems plans; Representation of U.S. Native American tribes regarding industrial and commercial development on tribal lands, development of environmental rules and regulations for tribal lands, and defense of claims brought against a tribe under the Oil Pollution Act; Representation of a national manufacturing company in development and implementation of an all facilities audit to assess and correct environmental conditions and address the same with the U.S. EPA; Representation of several industrial clients in various states regarding multi-party and class actions for toxic tort and environmental contamination cases, involving insurance companies, property damage, chemical exposures, personal injury and water contamination; Representation of a municipality in the defense of citizen suits under RCRA arising out of the breach of a municipal landfill located on tribal lands; Representation and involvement with many industry and manufacturing associations in the development of environmental regulations and legislation supportive of businesses in many states in the U.S. Representation of a railroad company on its national panel concerning remediation and sustainability; Representation regarding the day-to-day legal matters of an operating open pit copper mine in Arizona; Representation regarding the closure and reclamation of historical uranium mines and mills in Utah and New Mexico; Representation regarding the curtailment, cessation and closure of an open pit and underground mine, as well as mill operations, solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX/EW), and closure of a copper smelter in Arizona; Representation regarding the first multiagency investigation of a large coal mine
Representative Transactions: Representative Transactions; Strategically positioned a company to obtain trademarks in key service classes, which enabled the company to enter into a lucrative licensing agreement with a large publicly traded company

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (2 reviews)
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