Energy
Energy
As the world’s energy industry has evolved, so has Kelley Drye.  In addition to its long service to conventional energy industries, Kelley Drye is at the forefront of emerging energy technologies, addressing the changing regulatory and legal landscape facing wind and solar power, biofuels, ethanol, clean coal, carbon capture and sequestration, smart grids and energy/fuel efficiency.

We work directly with oil and gas exploration and production; midstream, downstream and service companies; and power generation, transmission and distribution companies, providing compliance assistance, litigation support, project finance assistance and all the comprehensive counsel necessary to run a business in a highly regulated environment.  We also work actively with trade associations and companies engaged in the legislative and regulatory rulemaking processes on a federal, state and local level.

From the initial business and policy decisions to the point where the energy source is used, sold or combusted, and at every milestone in between, Kelley Drye attorneys and professionals have delivered results for our clients.  Our comprehensive practice provides energy clients a diverse array of experience to support their business, including intellectual property protection, insolvency, tax, trade and government relations.  Our clients benefit from experienced energy and environmental litigators, tax practitioners, government relations advisors and in-house economists.  Our attorneys have previously served at high levels of government and as counsel to energy and manufacturing trade associations.

Our clients rely on us to help shape and understand energy policy and regulations.  Our regulatory team has helped some of the world’s largest trade associations, integrated oil and gas companies, refiners and producers of innovative renewable energy technology understand and navigate the unique environmental and regulatory pressures faced by energy companies.  Our energy transactions team has facilitated dozens of groundbreaking exploration and production projects, power plants, pipelines and green energy projects, and has negotiated capacity procurement contracts between some of the country’s largest utilities and some of the fastest-growing energy developers.  Our litigation team has handled some of the largest and most complex disputes in the energy sector.  We have represented some of the world’s largest energy companies and trade associations in court proceedings, arbitrations, expert determinations, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

 
 

Overview

As the world’s energy industry has evolved, so has Kelley Drye.  In addition to its long service to conventional energy industries, Kelley Drye is at the forefront of emerging energy technologies, addressing the changing regulatory and legal landscape facing wind and solar power, biofuels, ethanol, clean coal, carbon capture and sequestration, smart grids and energy/fuel efficiency.

We work directly with oil and gas exploration and production; midstream, downstream and service companies; and power generation, transmission and distribution companies, providing compliance assistance, litigation support, project finance assistance and all the comprehensive counsel necessary to run a business in a highly regulated environment.  We also work actively with trade associations and companies engaged in the legislative and regulatory rulemaking processes on a federal, state and local level.

From the initial business and policy decisions to the point where the energy source is used, sold or combusted, and at every milestone in between, Kelley Drye attorneys and professionals have delivered results for our clients.  Our comprehensive practice provides energy clients a diverse array of experience to support their business, including intellectual property protection, insolvency, tax, trade and government relations.  Our clients benefit from experienced energy and environmental litigators, tax practitioners, government relations advisors and in-house economists.  Our attorneys have previously served at high levels of government and as counsel to energy and manufacturing trade associations.

Our clients rely on us to help shape and understand energy policy and regulations.  Our regulatory team has helped some of the world’s largest trade associations, integrated oil and gas companies, refiners and producers of innovative renewable energy technology understand and navigate the unique environmental and regulatory pressures faced by energy companies.  Our energy transactions team has facilitated dozens of groundbreaking exploration and production projects, power plants, pipelines and green energy projects, and has negotiated capacity procurement contracts between some of the country’s largest utilities and some of the fastest-growing energy developers.  Our litigation team has handled some of the largest and most complex disputes in the energy sector.  We have represented some of the world’s largest energy companies and trade associations in court proceedings, arbitrations, expert determinations, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Partner
Email (202) 342-8675(202) 342-8675
Mark Robeck co-chairs the firm’s Energy group.  Mark’s practice ranges from the resolution of all types of energy-related litigation claims, including arbitration and the use of o...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8525(202) 342-8525
Wayne advises heavily regulated companies and industries on environmental, health, safety and natural resources matters.  Wayne routinely works with clients on regulatory and compliance issue...
Partner
Email (212) 808-5056(212) 808-5056
Jason Adams is experienced in all aspects of chapter 11 cases.  His practice focuses on creditors’ rights, debt restructuring, distressed M&A and bankruptcy litigation.  Jason ...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5024(713) 355-5024
Ann Al-Bahish litigates environmental, commercial and tort matters across the country and has tried cases in state and federal courts.  In addition to general litigation experience, Ann thoro...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5006(713) 355-5006
Kenneth Corley’s practice is focused on litigation and trial advocacy, with an emphasis on environmental and business disputes in state and federal trial courts. Kenny’s environme...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5005(713) 355-5005
John Gilmour co-chairs the Environmental Litigation section.  His practice encompasses significant commercial, tort and environmental matters from coast to coast, including some of the larges...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5050(713) 355-5050
Bill Jackson is managing partner of the firm’s Houston and Austin offices and co-chair of the Environmental Law practice.  Bill has one of the most sophisticated and successful environm...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5023(713) 355-5023
Will Petit represents clients in the litigation and trial of environmental, commercial and general civil matters.  He also provides practical, cost-effective legal advice on general business ...
Partner
Email (512) 391-1737(512) 391-1737
John Riley represents clients in permitting and enforcement matters in the air, water and waste media.  He advises entities in the power generation, hydraulic fracturing, chemical, manufactur...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7768(212) 808-7768
A member of the firm’s Corporate practice, Joel Rublin focuses on contract matters, project development and finance, securities law and restructurings, with an emphasis on serving clients in...
Partner
Email (512) 391-1727(512) 391-1727
Paul Sarahan represents clients in the energy, chemical, manufacturing, transportation, technology and retail industry sectors on environmental issues.  For more than two decades, Paul has be...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7794(212) 808-7794
Steve Stein is a partner in the firm's New York office. He focuses his practice on international project finance, energy and infrastructure matters. Steve has represented clients in inter...
Partner
Email (212) 808-5087(212) 808-5087
Eric Wilson chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring group.  His practice is focused on protecting and enforcing creditors’ rights in some of the country’s largest and...
Director of Government Relations
Email (202) 342-8608(202) 342-8608
Dana Wood co-chairs the firm’s Government Relations and Public Policy group.  Dana has been a public policy advocate for more than three decades, representing client interests before Co...
Senior Government Relations Advisor
Email (202) 342-8840(202) 342-8840
Mark Anderson is a Senior Government Relations Advisor in the Government Relations and Public Policy practice.  He offers a unique perspective to his clients, which includes issues involving ...
Senior Advisor
Email (202) 342-8577(202) 342-8577
Joe Corrigan chairs the firm’s Government Contracts practice group.  Joe offers clients a multidimensional understanding of the procedural, regulatory and policy issues associated with ...
Senior Advisor
Email (202) 342-8859(202) 342-8859
Lee Terry focuses on government relations and public policy matters in the health care, manufacturing, energy, environmental, telecommunications and data privacy, and cybersecurity areas.  Fr...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7772(212) 808-7772
Melissa Byroade represents sophisticated domestic and international clients in high-stakes disputes.  She focuses her practice on international arbitration and complex business litigation.&nbs...
Special Counsel
Email (973) 503-5936(973) 503-5936
Steven Humphreys concentrates his practice on all aspects of environmental law and related counseling of businesses.  He advises businesses in regulatory compliance and management of environme...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8574(202) 342-8574
Jeff Hunter’s practice is focused on federal and state campaign finance, lobbying disclosure and ethics rule compliance.  He advises on PAC creation, operation and reporting, as well as ...
Senior Associate
Email (202) 342-8573(202) 342-8573
Travis Cushman’s practice focuses on energy law, environmental issues and complex commercial litigation.  Travis has represented corporate clients, public utilities and national trade or...
Associate
Email (713) 355-5021(713) 355-5021
Jordan Rodriguez is an associate in the firm’s Houston office and represents clients in the litigation and trial of environmental, commercial, and general civil matters. He concentrates on en...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8622(202) 342-8622
Robert Slack is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption matters.  Robert advises clients in ...
Associate
Email (713) 355-5009(713) 355-5009
Lauren Valastro is an associate in the firm’s Houston office. She represents clients in general civil, complex commercial, and environmental litigation matters, at the trial and appellate le...

Publications

October 2013 | Articles
International Shale Gas and Oil Journal