ABA Journal

Energy Law

258 ABA Journal Energy Law articles.

Kirkland & Ellis Is to Represent BP in Big-Ticket Oil Spill Litigation

A new matter for Kirkland & Ellis is likely to brighten the economic outlook for the well-known Chicago-based corporate law firm.

It will be representing longtime client BP concerning the…

Oil Spill $75M Damages Cap Wouldn’t Apply Under New Bill or Criminal Prosecution

A federal law caps liability at $75 million for the indirect costs of an oil cleanup, but the limit could fall by the wayside if criminal charges are filed in…

Oil Spill Blame Game: Rig Owner & Sub Point Fingers at BP, Which Points Back

As Senate committee hearings began today on the oil rig explosion and resulting massive undersea well leak that has been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks, two…

Fed’l Judge Subpoenas Raw Footage from ‘Crude’ Documentary About Chevron Suit

Saying that the filmmaker had not met his burden of establishing that some 600 hours of raw footage from the documentary Crude is confidential and hence arguably protected by an…

Making a Case for Casemaker

RICO Suit Seeks $500M From Freshfields, Says Retainer Paid Via ‘Corrupt Relationship’

A renowned London-based international law firm has been named as a defendant in a federal civil racketeering lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C.

The suit contends that Magic Circle firm Freshfields…

Law Firms Join Other Companies to Form Clean Tech Incubator

Two Denver-based law firms have joined with other companies to operate a Colorado incubator intended to help start-up businesses focused on renewable-energy and energy-efficient technology.

By joining in the new…

A Growing Source of Clean Energy, Wind Farms Are Blowing Ill Will Among Some Neighbors

It is a bright mid-September day. Hal and Judy Graham are sitting in the living room of their restored 19th century farmhouse, which looks out over the still-green rolling hills…

Criminal Probe Launched in Deadly Explosion at Conn. Power Plant

A criminal investigation has been opened into a gas explosion that killed five and injured a dozen workers at a power plant in Connecticut on Sunday, reports the

Alston & Bird Clean Energy Group Chief Flies Coop, Lands at Cooley Godward

The clean energy practice chief at Alston & Bird has left for Cooley Godward Kronish, along with another firm energy partner.

An another 10 to 12 attorneys from the Atlanta-based…

Barnes & Thornburg Is New Home for Group from Dissolving Energy Boutique

Led by a former name partner, a team of lawyers from the dissolving Marshall & Lueder energy boutique in Atlanta has found a new home at Barnes & Thornburg’s growing…

The War of Winds

Wind farms are a growing source of clean energy. But some of the neighbors are beginning to complain.

Latham to Open Office in Houston; New Hires Include Ex-Akin Gump Energy Chief

Latham & Watkins is opening a new office in Houston with three transactional energy lawyers. They include Michael Dillard, who formerly headed the practice area at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer…

A Time to Plant

Project urges lawyers to put trees back in the ground

Troutman Lawyers Leave ‘Aircraft Carrier’ to Form Boutique Firm

Lawyer John Mercer says the new six-lawyer Atlanta boutique firm he is establishing will be more like the old Troutman Sanders he joined 31 years ago.

Mercer is forming the…

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