Acting General Counsel
Jack Sullivan has been an Associate Counsel with the New Mexico State Land Office since October of 2006. Prior to joining the Land Office, Jack was in private practice in Santa Fe, focusing on commercial and civil rights litigation, federal Indian law, and criminal defense appeals and post-conviction proceedings. Jack is a 1989 graduate of the law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a 1984 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He was in private practice in New York City from 1989 to 1993.
Katherine (Kitty) Moss has been an Associate Counsel at the New Mexico State Land Office since 2002. She has worked in the Field Division on environmental projects, in the Oil and Gas Division, and on litigation. She provides education to State Land Office employees on the history of the State Land Office and on the Administrative Code. Prior to joining the State Land Office, Ms. Moss spent over two years at the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, worked as an Associate at Campbell Carr Berge and Sheridan for two years and clerked for Justice Gene Franchini and Justice Richard Ransom at the New Mexico Supreme Court. Ms. Moss graduated from Barnard College, has a Masters in Philosophy from St. John’s College and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Moss has been a member of the Legal Services Committee for the New Mexico State Bar for over a decade.
Jennifer J. Pruett
Jennifer J. Pruett joined the New Mexico State Land Office as Associate Counsel in December 2014. Prior to joining the State Land Office, Ms. Pruett was an attorney, manager, and hearing officer for various state agencies and private clients for 30 years in administrative, adjudicatory and rulemaking matters, primarily working on environmental, real estate and regulatory matters. Ms. Pruett graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Western American History, and received her JD from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Ms. Pruett has been an active member of the New Mexico State Bar Section on Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law for several decades.
Michelle Miano joins the State Land Office as Associate Counsel in the General Counsel’s Office. She earned her degree at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and most recently worked at a small public interest law firm in Taos. While in law school, Michelle focused on environmental and natural resources issues, and spent a semester as an intern at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Washington, DC. Michelle holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and has lived in New Mexico since 2007.