Key Matters

  • Obtained complete dismissal with prejudice on initial motion on behalf of natural gas exploration and production company of multi-count complaint filed by former lessor of oil and gas rights in Pennsylvania state court, alleging claims of breach of contract, fraud, conversion and unjust enrichment
  • Represented an electric utility in a lawsuit filed by a coal supplier alleging breach of multi-year coal supply agreement
  • Successfully represented oil and gas producer in defending against challenge to operations and issuance of zoning permits for a compressor station
  • Represented a seller of more than $400 million in oil and gas leases in a post-closing dispute involving breach of contract, quiet title and other claims in Pennsylvania and Texas
  • Represented a Marcellus Shale operator in obtaining resolution of misdemeanor environmental criminal charges following a grand jury investigation
  • Member of trial team that obtained $126 million verdict on behalf of telecommunications company incident to sale of enterprise
  • Member of trial team that obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of a steel manufacturer in a breach of contract action asserted by a buyer and reseller of coking coal, following five years of litigation
  • Defended an oil and gas operator in case involving public nuisance and personal injury claims relating to alleged chemical exposure
  • Defended a public utility against personal injury claims arising out of an industrial accident at one of the company’s power plants
  • Represented a client before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving the sale of a wind farm facility
  • Represented a mortgage servicer in a class action alleging violations of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
  • Represented a chemical company before the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in a matter arising out of an alleged release of chemical subs