Attorney Russell Schetroma to Co-Chair Shale Plays Conference



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Law of Shale Plays Conference to take place in Pittsburgh

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC attorney Russell L. Schetroma will co-chair the 5th Law of Shale Plays Conference on September 4-5, 2014 at the Omni Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa.  The conference is presented by the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) and the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF).  The conference unites national leaders in energy law to discuss legal issues and emerging trends.       

Schetroma is an energy law veteran with more than 30 years of experience.  He has published extensively on energy law and other topics, and continues to speak and to publish regularly on energy issues nationwide.  His legal practice focuses on repreRussell Schetromasentation of oil and gas exploration and production companies in all aspects of their operations including lease and other document design, negotiations, permitting, administrative proceedings, joint operating agreements, farmouts, acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence reviews, title examination and reporting, financing, and litigation in state and federal courts.  He has represented midstream operators in Pennsylvania transportation agreement design and in major litigation.  Schetroma has experience resolving disputes through mediation and arbitration as well as through litigation in Pennsylvania state and federal courts.  He was also one of the driving forces behind the formation of Steptoe & Johnson’s International Law practice.  Schetroma is also included among The Best Lawyers in America® for 2015. 

Some of the topics covered during the Law of Shale Plays Conference include:

  • Responding to Anti-Development Voices
  • Hot Issues in Leasing
  • Challenging “Sue and Settle” Restrictions on Resource Development
  • Environmental, Regulatory, and Litigation Updates
  • Shale Development and Energy Independence

Plus, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani will be on hand to discuss Shale Development and Energy Security on September 5.

Steptoe & Johnson is a proud sponsor of the 5th Law of Shale Plays Conference.  For more information, visit

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About the Institute for Energy Law (IEL)
Part of the Center for American and International Law, the Institute for Energy Law provides superior educational and professional opportunities for lawyers and other professionals in the energy industry through educational courses, conferences, scholarly publications and membership activities. IEL presents several educational conferences and seminars each year, publishes papers, periodicals and The Oil and Gas Reporter, and provides an important forum in which contemporary issues affecting the energy industries can be discussed.

About the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF)
The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is a national nonprofit educational organization which fosters the study of the laws and regulations related to natural resource development and energy use. The Foundation is an Accredited Provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education programs, AAPL and other professional recertification credits, and provides opportunities for professional development through committee participation, program planning, public speaking and publishing of original work.

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