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Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Overview

Our energy team trial attorneys possess a commanding understanding of the language, issues, technology, history, business ramifications, and politics of energy industry disputes.  We employ this knowledge to develop the optimum strategy to resolve our clients’ business issues in litigation and alternative dispute resolution venues.  We have appeared in numerous courts — federal and state, trial and appellate — before arbitration panels and arbitrators, and before judges, regulators and mediators.  The scope of our representation includes:

  • Federal and state regulatory hearings
  • Federal, state and tribal litigation
  • Qui tam litigation
  • Multidistrict litigation and multistate oil and gas class action litigation
  • Interstate and intrastate pipeline rate, allocation, capacity, product quality, contract and operation issues
  • Oil and gas contract disputes
  • Gas marketing/gas balancing issues
  • Oil and gas pricing issues
  • Underground natural gas storage issues
  • Oil and gas measurement issues
  • Joint operating agreement issues
  • Easement and encroachment issues
  • Eminent Domain
  • Audits
  • Royalty owner issues
  • Environmental issues, including clean-up and cost-recovery issues
  • Groundwater issues
  • Surface owner and/or landowner issues
  • Lease disputes
  • Gas plant operation issues
  • Oil and gas refinery issues
  • Public utility issues
  • Toxic tort actions

We also prosecute cases under the federal Administrative Procedure Act, including challenges to the implementation of rules and rulemaking affecting the energy industry.

Our attorneys have practiced before courts, mediators, arbitration panels, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and state regulatory agencies regarding oil and gas, energy, and pipeline matters, and also relating to other types of energy issues, including electric power disputes.

Our litigation practice area page includes additional information.

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