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 ot...
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 issues...
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 h...
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 thorou...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7534(212) 808-7534
Jon Cooperman is an experienced trial attorney. His practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, including commercial litigation and contract disputes; environmental law claims pertain...
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 environmen...
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 largest...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8858(202) 342-8858
Bill Guerry co-chairs the firm’s Environmental Law group.  His practice focuses on environmental, renewable and alternative fuels and energy sources.  For over three decades, Bill h...
Partner
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 ...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5050(713) 355-5050
Bill Jackson is managing partner of the firm’s Houston office, co-chair of the Environmental Law practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Bill has one of the most ...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2350(312) 857-2350
Hank Kelly is the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. Hank’s practice is focused exclusively on communications, energy and public utility law and regulation, where he pr...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2630(312) 857-2630
Timothy Lavender serves as chair of the firm’s Corporate practice.  With three decades of global transactional experience, Tim is a deal maker and is regarded as a trusted advisor in mer...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5035(713) 355-5035
Bryce Linsenmayer focuses his practice on securities law and mergers and acquisitions.  He advises issuers and investment bankers in public offerings and domestic and foreign private placement...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8841(202) 342-8841
As a partner in the firm’s nationally recognized International Trade practice group, Eric McClafferty guides clients and industry groups through a wide range of international trade challenges...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8875(202) 342-8875
Dustin Painter represents the interests of businesses, trade associations and other organizations before the legislative and executive branches of government.  Dustin offers his clients a comp...
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 a...
Partner
Email (312) 857-7086(312) 857-7086
Andrew Pillsbury focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and technology matters, start-up counseling and securities and corporate governance issues.  Andrew also represents lenders...
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 (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 bank...
Of Counsel
Email (202) 342-8514(202) 342-8514
John Wittenborn focuses his practice on environmental and energy regulatory and litigation matters at the federal and state levels, and throughout the United States.  John has more than three ...
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 Con...
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 o...
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 t...
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.  Fro...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8823(202) 342-8823
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 (202) 342-8849(202) 342-8849
Joe Green advises on complex environmental regulatory matters for large and small corporate clients and national trade associations.  He is particularly skilled in translating complex business...
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...
Senior Associate
Email (202) 342-8622(202) 342-8622
Robert Slack focuses his practice on economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-corruption matters.  Rob advises clients in the energy, financial, technology, unmanned vehicle, defense, man...
Associate
Email (713) 355-5002(713) 355-5002
Mark Donatiello’s practice focuses on CERCLA litigation across multiple federal circuits with an emphasis on unsettled areas of the law.  In addition to other environmental law and regul...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7730(212) 808-7730
Alina Mejer is an associate in the litigation practice, focusing on commercial and complex civil litigation.  She has been involved in some of the firm’s high-profile cases, assisting cl...
Government Relations Professional
Email (202) 342-8896(202) 342-8896
Scott McGee is a government relations and public policy advisor in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  He focuses his practice on monitoring and lobbying legislative issues on behalf of...