Denielle M. Stritch
(304) 933-8188
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. New England School of Law
B.S. University of Illinois
Licensure: MA | PA | WV
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Denielle Stritch focuses her practice in the areas of energy litigation and labor and employment law, counseling clients in various aspects of their operations and employment matters.

Work Experience

2011 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

"Work-Life Balance: Flexible Scheduling and Family Responsibility Discrimination," Retaliation (Vol. 21, No. 3, Sept. 2015)

"When Does a Life Care Plan Circumvent the Workers’ Comp Process for Medical Recovery? (Vol. 20, No. 8, Feb. 2015)

"Grouping the Marcellus Payout: Use of Class Actions in Royalty Litigation Concerning Post-Production Cost Deductions," Forthcoming North Dakota Law Review

"The Doo-Wop Ditty Did It Right: Janky v. Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau," 45 New Eng. L. Rev 505 (2011)

Key Experience

Prevailed on summary judgment in a matter before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, enforcing a provision permitting fixed rate post-production costs to be deducted from an oil and gas lessor’s royalty payments
Obtained a denial of class certification, in favor of gas company, over Plaintiff’s attempt to certify a class for purposes of obtaining a bright-line ruling from a West Virginia court regarding coalbed methane ownership and entitlement to escrowed royalties
Counseled oil and gas exploration and production companies in various aspects of their West Virginia operations

Memberships & Awards

Dean's Award, New England School of Law 2011
Editor-in-Chief, New England Law Review
Graduated cum laude, New England School of Law
CALI Award for Excellence, Trial Practice, and Military Justice