Bruce Anders is CIRI’s lead in-house counsel, responsible for CIRI’s legal and corporate compliance matters. Anders has practiced for most of his over 20 years as an attorney in Alaska, and has experience in private, public and corporate legal sectors.
Before joining CIRI, Anders was Chief of the State of Alaska Oil and Gas Division’s Leasing and Permitting Section, and served on the Governor’s Natural Gasline Team. Anders previously litigated insurance defense cases at a Madison, Wisconsin law firm, represented rural Alaskans as a partner in a Bethel, Alaska, law firm, litigated environmental matters as an Assistant Attorney General with the Alaska Department of Law, represented BLM and MMS at the Department of Interior Regional Solicitor’s office and represented the United States as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army.
Anders earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Duke University in 1989 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1992. In addition to his duties at CIRI, Anders represents the State of Alaska as a delegate to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, sits on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Alaska, is a Co-Chair of the Alaska Bar Association’s Native Law Section, and is active in Boy Scouts of America.