Armando F. Benincasa
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Office: Charleston
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J.D. University of Virginia
B.A. Washington & Lee University
Licensure: PA | VA | WV
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Biography

Armando Benincasa concentrates his practice in the areas of energy law, environmental law, environmental litigation, administrative law, government affairs, and lobbying. His practice consists of cases involving permitting and regulatory requirements for natural resources, including coal, oil, and gas, solid waste, water resources, underground storage tanks, voluntary remediation, and the drafting of rules and statutes related to the environment.  He has extensive experience in governmental matters, as well as in representing energy companies before state agencies and the West Virginia Legislature.

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Work Experience

2002 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1995-2002 In-house Counsel, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Legal Services

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Speaking Engagements

"The Marcellus Shale: Challenges for Tomorrow," Law360, April, 2009

"Marcellus Shale and Water Resources: Use, Regulation and Unintended Consequences," 2008, 3rd Mineral Law Conference (EMLF)

Key Experience

Represented production and midstream energy companies with regard to the negotiation and resolution of federal environmental claims pursuant to the Clean Water Act
Represented production and midstream energy companies with regard to the negotiation and resolution of state air quality, water and waste environmental claims pursuant to various state acts in Appalachia
Represented energy, regulatory, and municipal clients with regard to permitting, enforcement and administrative matters before environmental agencies and boards in Appalachia, including claims regarding well contamination, permit issuance, permit terms and conditions, and permit/asset transfers

Memberships & Awards

Professional
The Best Lawyers in America®
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Best Lawyers® 2013 Charleston, West Virginia Lawyer of the Year
The State Journal, West Virginia's Top Lawyers 2008
Graduated magna cum laude, Washington & Lee University
Phi Beta Kappa

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