Attorney Timothy McKeen to Address Ohio Shale Energy Panel

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Newspapers report that shale energy will be a multi-billion dollar bonanza that could create more than 200,000 jobs in Ohio within four years. McKeen will present legal aspects of shale energy, its impacts on the country?s energy needs, and workforce matters in and around the Utica Shale.

At Steptoe & Johnson, McKeen practices in the areas of energy and mineral law (coal, oil and gas), and real estate transactions from the firm's Wheeling, WV office. McKeen regularly assists clients with mineral title examinations and title opinions, coordinating and performing due diligence, and mineral acquisitions throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

McKeen will join experts in the energy industry representing EnerVest, Chesapeake, Halliburton, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Clean Harbors, Peak Energy and others in the event scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2011 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  The panel discussion will be held in the Ohio Union, Senate Chamber (2nd Level).  Following the event, the Ohio Shale Energy Student/Industry will host a networking event from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Student/Alumni Council Room (also 2nd Level). 

About Steptoe & Johnson?s Energy Team
Steptoe & Johnson?s energy team has over 100 energy attorneys and 100 paraprofessionals who provide comprehensive services to the energy industry across the firm?s major practices.  Team attorneys have been top-listed in a number of energy-related practice areas by the authors of The Best Lawyers in America? in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Natural Resources Law and Real Estate Law.  These team members provide solutions tailored to the specific needs of energy developers throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  Team attorneys also frequently travel to the firm?s Houston office to assist mid-continent clients with interests in Appalachia.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a regional, business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises over 230 lawyers resident in eleven locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas. http://www.steptoe-johnson.com.

For more information, contact Betsy Spellman, Chief Marketing Officer, at (304) 933-8000 or by email: betsy.spellman@steptoe-johnson.com.

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