Energy technologies may evolve at the speed of light, but the need for practical and forward-looking legal advice remains the same. Amidst industry-wide upheaval, Kelley Drye’s energy team remains a reliable partner.

Whether you are financing and closing important deals, navigating regulatory hurdles, or facing critical litigation, Kelley Drye offers energy industry clients a full complement of services and advice.

“...particular expertise in advising energy industry clients.”

– Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

A Powerful Advocate in Energy Regulation and Policy

Energy companies navigating complex and evolving regulatory regimes need a powerful advocate. For more than 30 years, our team has helped clients shape, interpret, and comply with the environmental and energy laws and regulations.

Our team is effective because we built a diverse roster of attorneys, policy experts, engineers, and government advocates. Our mix of skills, knowledge, and reach allow us to advocate for our energy clients on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies, in the boardroom, on site, and in the field.

We know what it takes to build and lead coalitions for both legislative and regulatory efforts. We represent trade associations and longstanding coalitions, and we have also been effective at building short-term strategic partnerships on specific issues (ranging from the development of advanced renewable fuels to the impact of greenhouse gas regulations on domestic industries).

To develop common-sense solutions to industry-wide issues, we collaborate with key environmental labor groups, academic institutions, and think tanks with strong voices on Capitol Hill and within administrations.

Standout” Litigators with Deep Energy Experience

Our world-class litigation team is lean and efficient and always focused on our client’s goals. With both in-depth industry knowledge and top-notch trial skills, we have resolved some of the most high-profile and complex disputes in the energy sector.

Our energy litigation team includes trial lawyers experienced in a broad range of complex commercial, tort, and regulatory disputes. They’ve handled all manner of disputes arising out of the exploration, production, distribution, marketing, and trading of all forms of energy, including electricity, oil, gas, nuclear and coal, as well as wind, solar, biofuels, ethanol, and hydropower.

Our attorneys represent clients before state and federal courts throughout the country, in domestic and international arbitrations, and before state and federal regulatory agencies. Our work for energy clients has encompassed:

  • oil and gas royalty and operations disputes
  • lease disputes
  • price manipulation investigations and class actions
  • environmental and real property damage claims
  • securities claims
  • criminal investigations

We also handle high-profile challenges to federal regulations and enforcement actions before federal and state regulators.

Decades of Success in Energy Finance and Transactions

To survive and thrive in the energy industry, you need to keep moving. Our energy transactions team has facilitated dozens of ground-breaking exploration and production projects, power plants, pipelines, and green energy projects. We have also negotiated capacity procurement contracts between some of the country’s largest utilities and some of the fastest-growing energy developers.

Our energy finance and transactions experience includes:

  • refineries and petrochemical plants
  • wind, solar, and traditional power generation facilities
  • waste-to-gas projects
  • oil, natural gas, and products pipelines
  • oil field services
  • commodities transactions
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