ABA Journal

Energy Law

259 ABA Journal Energy Law articles.

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.

Energy Lawyers Courted in Bidding Wars

A legal recruiter in Houston says energy lawyers are in big demand and short supply.

Susan Pye was an energy lawyer herself before she became a recruiter and started her…

Report Criticizes Energy Department’s Hiring of Morgan Lewis

A report released yesterday criticizes a decision by the Department of Energy to hire Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in connection with the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project despite conflicts of…

Sonnenschein Snags 18 Energy-Member Energy Group and Its Clients

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal is gaining an 18-member energy practice group as well as the group’s entire book of clients.

The team is moving to Sonnenschein from Sullivan & Worcester,…

Client Sues McGuireWoods re Ex-Partner’s Claimed $17M Trading Scheme

A former client has sued McGuireWoods for malpractice over claimed illegal trading of the client’s stock by a law firm partner acting as issuer’s counsel. He allegedly made more than…

Social & Political Savvy Help Lawyers Succeed in Nuclear ‘Gold Rush’

It isn’t just legal skills that help law firms win coveted nuclear energy work.

Social and political savvy also are key abilities when mining the “nuclear gold rush” for new…

McDermott Snags Three Bracewell Lawyers for New Houston Office

McDermott Will & Emery has hired three lawyers from Bracewell & Giuliani for its new Houston office.

Making the move are energy lawyers Robert Stephens, David Locascio and Jose Luis…

Hot Practice Area: Global Warming

Law firms that began focusing on global warming as a specialization in recent years are seeing their practices heat up. As the climate-change issue has become politically recognized, it is…

Lawsuit Question: Is Stray Voltage or Lack of ‘Cow Comfort’ Thinning Herds?

At least six lawsuits in southern Minnesota contend stray voltage from overloaded power lines is harming cattle.

Electricity needs to run in a complete circuit, but sometimes it can’t return…

Greenbacks for Going Green

When law firms talk about going green, they may be doing more than simply recycling scratch paper.

Landmark Energy Bill Bans Some Light Bulbs, Ups MPG Ante

A landmark energy bill signed into law today by President Bush will require greater fuel efficiency from a wide range of products, including cars and light bulbs.

In an effort…

Law Firms Poised for Nuclear Rebirth

Some law firms stand to benefit from an expected flood of new license applications for nuclear reactors.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission expects to receive applications for up to 29 reactors…

Alston & Bird Plans: TX, Maybe CA, London

A major Atlanta-based law firm has announced plans to open an office in Dallas and is thinking about expanding into California and London as well.

Alston & Bird will start…

Money Loves Power

Ask most people about nuclear energy, and they’ll mention disasters like Three Mile Island or Chernobyl.

Oil Gushing in Arbitration Survey

An American Lawyer survey of international arbitration trends shows a surge in energy disputes and Latin American cases.

The oil, gas and utility sectors make up more than a third…