The firm represented Public Service Company of New Mexico in the transactions to supply electric service to the Jicarilla Nation through its newly formed Jicarilla Apache Power Authority electric utility to serve Dulce and surrounding areas. The project included interconnection to one of PNM's major transmission lines by construction of substation facilities to serve a new 115kV transmission line built by the Nation. Planning, construction and system activation took approximately two years. Robert Clark represented PNM to negotiate the Interconnection Agreement and Gordon Little lead the firm's efforts to negotiate and close the right of way, asset purchase and transfer agreements for approximatley $10 million of interconnection facilities.
Paula Maynes successfully defended a four day arbirtation on behalf of SOC Los Alamos, the security subcontractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory, over the termination of a lieutenant supervisor. The supervisor claimed that he was terminated in retaliation for his exercise of Family Medical Leave rights. The Arbitrator concluded that SOC's record of discipline in the case was correct; the supervisor had violated security policies at LANL he was disciplined progressively and he was untruthful in his responses to Company-led investigations into the policy violations.
Todd Schwarz, Nate Cobb, and Dan Ackenhead were part of the faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at the UNM Law School in April 2014. The three-day seminar titled "Taking and Defending Depositions" highlighted deposition tactics and techniques for law school students and practicing attorneys.
The Miller Stratvert Firm was recently recognized as a Corporate Cornerstone Partner by the United Way of Central New Mexico. This donation is in addition to matching our employees' donations during the annual United Way campaign. Corporate Cornerstone partners contribute directly to the United Way administration expenses in order to allow community donations to fund non-profit agencies at 100%.