Tali Birch Kindred is counsel with the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources Group in Crowell & Moring’s Anchorage, Alaska office. Her practice focuses on environmental and natural resource permitting and litigation, natural resource project development, state and federal rulemakings, environmental compliance, and commercial litigation.
Tali received her J.D. from Lewis & Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law in 2007, where she also received her Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law. She received her B.S. in Technical Communication in 2003, from the University of Washington School of Engineering.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Tali worked at Shell Exploration & Production, Inc. in Alaska. At Shell, Tali developed and implemented strategies for navigating the complex and evolving scheme of federal, state, and local regulations applicable to Shell’s Arctic operations. Tali led Shell’s participation in a number of state and federal rulemakings and has experience working with government regulators on collaborative solutions to technical issues.
Tali has worked on matters involving a number of environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Endangered Species Act, and Marine Mammal Protection Act.
From 2008 – 2012, Tali served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska. A strong and practiced litigator, she has prosecuted hundreds of cases, including over 20 jury trials. She specialized in the handling of some of the State’s most sensitive and high-profile cases involving sexual assaults and the abuse of children.
A life-long Alaskan, Tali worked prior to attending law school in the office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski.
Admitted to practice: Alaska