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Energy Law

258 ABA Journal Energy Law articles.

Where the Work Is

Lawyers recommend these practice areas in recessionary times

Dallas Law Firms Better Poised to Weather Recession

Some Dallas law firms are laying off lawyers, but on the whole they are faring better than counterparts in other cities.

The firms are doing well in part because they…

Green Grow the Lawsuits

Real estate industry braces for green-inspired litigation

Four Firms Adding Office Space, Lawyers in Chicago

Breaking away from reports of attorney layoffs, this week we spoke to four law firms taking advantage of the recent spate of law firm mergers and downsizing to hire pools…

Locke Lord Pursues Partners of Dwindling Morgan & Finnegan IP Boutique

Most of the remaining lawyers in a New York intellectual property boutique that has been dwindling for the past two years are at least thinking about joining Locke Lord Bissell…

Reed Smith Gets Thelen Labor Group, Confirms Thelen Energy Hire

Reed Smith has announced that it has captured a premier labor and employment group from the dissolving Thelen firm.

Headed by Linda Husar and Thomas Hill, the five-partner and four-associate…

55% of Potential Voters Support Judicial Elections for State Judges

Most potential voters support judicial elections for state court judges, despite qualms about influence by special interest groups making campaign donations, according to a Harris Poll conducted with input from…

Parties, Sex & Drugs Made Fed’l Office Much Like a Frat House, Probe Finds

A federal government office charged with overseeing the collection of some $4 billion in royalty payments by oil companies to the U.S. government allegedly operated more like an out-of-control fraternity…

Meet Shelley Smith, a City Solicitor With 200 Pairs of Shoes

It’s not easy being in the shoes of Shelley Smith, who has served as Philadelphia’s city solicitor for the past eight months.

For one thing, they’re size 11, and she’s…


Litigation won’t end the battles over depleted water resources in several regions of the United States

Cooley Godward Installs Solar Panels at Palo Alto Office

Cooley Godward Kronish has installed 465 state-of-the-art rooftop solar panels at its Palo Alto, Calif., office.

The law firm is only one of a handful nationwide that have installed solar…

Alaska Sues Feds Over Polar Bear Listing as Threatened Species

In a battle between environmental and business concerns, the state of Alaska has sued U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, seeking to overturn his designation of the polar bear as a…

Nuclear Plants Power Practice at Morgan Lewis & Bockius

A resurgence of interest in building new nuclear power plants is fueling significant practice growth at Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

The Philadelphia-based international law firm…

Phone Call Launches N.Y. Solo’s Oil and Gas Practice

A phone call in 1999 changed the course of Chris Denton’s law practice.

Denton was a solo practitioner in upstate New York when he got a call from an acquaintance…

Nuclear Proliferation Foe Joseph Egan Dies

Nuclear engineer-turned-lawyer Joseph R. Egan, the man who led Nevada’s legal campaign to block a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, died of gastroesophageal cancer May 7. He was 53.

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