January 18, 2021 / Media Mention

Mercer featured in MSC Member Spotlight

Porter Wright's Jeremy Mercer was featured in the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Member Spotlight on Jan. 18, 2021. 

I am a life-long commercial litigator have focused on the energy industry for more than half of my professional career. With an emphasis in oil and gas litigation, I primarily represent E&P, midstream, and service companies. My work primarily includes helping clients with administrative proceedings, state trial and appellate courts, and federal trial and appellate courts. This has taken me from representing E&P companies in zoning hearings in Township garages standing next to the salt trucks, to conducting site inspections on plaintiffs’ property in northeast Pennsylvania in November and December (walking through the woods in hunting season – a perfect reason to be decked out in blaze orange!), to argue before the Pennsylvania Superior Court on lease and trespass cases, to jury trials in federal and state courts on behalf of E&P companies. I have been in courthouses throughout the Marcellus region in Pa. – from Greene to Susquehanna and Tioga counties – as well as federal courts in the Western and Middle District.

Coupled with the experiences of my colleagues, whether the issue is a zoning challenge or application or a lease or royalty dispute, a claim of environmental contamination, trespass claims (both offensive and defensive), the pursuit of an injunction, a dispute with a joint venture partner, or defending a class action, we are ready to help industry players do what needs to be done to enforce their rights across the Commonwealth, as well as in West Virginia and Ohio.