Energy litigation is a mainstay of Locke Lord's energy practice, and our lawyers are committed to helping the energy industry strategically resolve conflicts in an efficient, creative and cost-effective manner. Lawyers in our energy litigation group handle virtually every kind of energy-related dispute, both on domestic and international matters.
We have a thorough working knowledge of the upstream, midstream and downstream aspects of the energy industry. Our trial lawyers represent more than 100 oil, gas and energy clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Our clients include most of the major international oil and gas companies, and we also represent many independents, pipeline companies, power companies, utilities, oilfield service companies and offshore drilling companies.
Our lawyers routinely handle investigations, contested administrative hearings, arbitrations, lawsuits, appeals and other conflicts involving accounting, antitrust, breach of contract, employment, environmental, failure to develop, gas processing, indemnity, injury to reservoir, joint venture, patent and copyright infringement, pipeline, personal injury, regulatory, royalty, severance tax, trade secret, trespass, securities law, take or pay and wrongful death issues.
Locke Lord's litigation capabilities are complemented by extensive appellate experience and years of representing clients before a host of energy industry governmental entities, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities and several state public utility commissions. Our trial lawyers are supported by experienced oil and gas, energy, power regulatory, environmental, banking, bankruptcy, corporate, employment law, international, real estate and patent practitioners.