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Bridget Furbee focuses her practice in the area of energy law. She is the former in-house counsel for a major Fortune 500 energy company where she was responsible for legal issues related to gas exploration and production, including the development of major new geologic plays in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in major transactions as well as litigation in the oil and gas industry. With over 30 years in the industry, Bridget brings a practical perspective to find legal solutions to various types of contract disputes, including joint operating agreements, farmouts, leases and gas contracts.

Memberships & Awards

Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2017-Present)
Best Lawyers® 2021 Morgantown, WV, Energy Law, Lawyer of the Year
Who’s Who in Energy, Pittsburgh Business Times, 2017
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Harrison County Bar Association

Key Experience

Negotiated and drafted various master services agreements, drilling contracts and operating agreements
Represented sellers and buyers in various oil and gas acquisitions, including the corporate sale of one entity worth $3.75 Billion, and multiple transactions, each exceeding $100 Million
Represented oil and gas operator in litigating and settling class action royalty claims

Work Experience

2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2010-2012 CONSOL Energy Inc.
2007-2010 Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
2006-2007 Dominion Transmission, Inc.
2003-2006 Jackson Kelly PLLC
1998-2002 Johnson, Simmerman & Broughton, L.C.
1994-1997 Vice President, Administration & Legal Affairs, Alamco, Inc.
1992-1994 Manager, Gas Marketing & Legal Affairs, Alamco, Inc.
1985-1991 Gas Marketing/Office Administration Manager, Alamco, Inc.
1981-1985 Alamco, Inc.

Speaking Engagements

“Appalachian Basin Royalty Litigation Update,” IEL Oil & Gas E-Report (January 2018)

“Ohio Dormant Mineral Acts & Ohio Forced Pooling”

“Holdouts and Houdinis: Partition Actions, Missing Heir Petitions & Dormant Mineral Acts”

“The Future of the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry”

“Partition Actions & Missing Heirs”

“Farmouts & JOAs”

"Employment Law from A to Z, " CLE Presenter 2006

"Problem Employees in West Virginia," CLE Presenter 2005