We help developers, producers and consumers of electricity, oil, natural gas and renewable energy resolve disputes and claims to keep business moving forward. Our cross-discipline team of litigators and trial attorneys is integrated with attorneys across our firm who focus on providing legal counsel to energy businesses. This collaborative approach brings transactional, compliance and defense perspectives to everything we do. When we negotiate an agreement, we optimize it to stand up to future challenges.
- Business torts
- FERC enforcement and investigations
- State Public Utility Commission actions
- Contract disputes
- Failure to develop
- Antitrust and unfair competition claims
- Permitting and land use challenges
- Environmental litigation
- Accident or injury
- Protected species take and avian mortality disputes
- Royalty challenges
- Criminal investigations
- Representation before administrative agencies
- Mediations and arbitrations
- Appellate litigation
- Indian tribal law and Alaska Native Corporation disputes
Our clients are upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas producers that operate businesses related to pipelines, drilling, wind turbines, solar panels, and other methods of energy generation and distribution, and large industrial consumers of energy. We defend your interests before local, state and federal agencies that regulate energy industry activity, in civil cases filed in state and federal courts, and in criminal charges against companies and individuals. While we’re constantly prepared if your case progresses to trial and appeal, we fully appreciate the priority to resolve disputes outside a courtroom. We have significant experience negotiating favorable settlements and presenting winning arguments in mediation and arbitration forums.
Typical energy issues we defend include disputes related to drilling rights and contracts, joint operating agreements, natural resource leases, processing agreements, land use and permitting challenges, and citizen suits. Our experience and reputation as a major energy industry law firm is a significant advantage when negotiating with regulators or presenting your case in any venue.