Three Stoel Rives Attorneys Recognized as Top Blog Authors in JD Supra 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

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JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2016

Portland, OR — Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Michael N. Mills, Eric R. Skanchy and Andrew P. Moratzka have been recognized as JD Supra Top Authors in the JD Supra 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers Choice Awards recognized 200  top authors, selected from among the more than 34,000 who were published on JD Supra in 2015, for their extensive reach with readers in a specific industry or for their thought leadership writing on a key, cross-industry topic.  Mills and Skanchy were selected for their thought leadership in the Energy Industry, while Moratzka was selected as a top Utility Industry author.

JD Supra delivers legal and business content to professionals in all industries via more than 100 proprietary social feeds, on mobile platforms, in daily email digests and as news across the web. Its inaugural Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the most-read authors among C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media and other professionals across those platforms during 2015. The editors chose the 36 industries and topics covered for their timeliness as well as for their proven, ongoing importance. In each category, they recognized the ten authors with the consistently highest readership and engagement within that category for all of 2015. 

Michael Mills is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources practice group and chair of the firm's Oil & Gas, Pipelines and Mining Industries Team. His practice involves a wide spectrum of natural resources matters, including oil & gas, mining, natural resources development permitting and eminent domain, and his oil and gas experience extends to natural resources litigation, land, title and permitting issues unique to California's oil and gas industry.

Andrew Moratzka is the chair of Stoel Rives’ Energy Development practice group and focuses on litigation of various utility- and energy-related issues. He represents iron mines, paper companies, refineries, steel manufacturers and other large industrial customers in electric and gas rate cases and various regulatory matters at the state and federal level. Drew also has experience arguing energy-related and bankruptcy-related issues at the appellate level.

Eric Skanchy practices in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group and focuses on the California oil and gas industry. He works with clients to acquire and lease mineral rights and prepares drilling, division order and acquisition title opinions.

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About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to clients in the Energy & Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Consumer Products, Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Government & Public Agencies and Natural Resources industries throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. For more information, follow @stoelrives or visit


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