Bridget D. Furbee Joins Steptoe & Johnson



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Experienced oil & gas attorney to practice in the firm’s Bridgeport, W.Va. office

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce that Bridget D. Furbee has joined the firm’s office in Bridgeport, W.Va. Furbee will be a Member of the firm and will focus her practice in the area of energy law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Furbee comes to Steptoe & Johnson after serving as the former in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company where she was responsible for legal issues related to gas exploration and production. Furbee’s duties included the development of new shale plays in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She also has extensive experience in major transactions as well as litigation in the oil and gas industry. In addition to her legal experience, Furbee was also Vice President of a large independent energy company where she was responsible for all facets of gas contracts, marketing, shareholder affairs and employment issues.

“Bridget brings industry experience and skill to our energy law practice,” said Energy Team Leader Sharon Flanery. “Her unique understanding of issues affecting energy producers and developers, coupled with more than 30 years of experience, will be an asset to our energy clients throughout the region.”

Furbee earned her Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University and her J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law. She is licensed to practice in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Furbee is a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association, the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia and the Harrison County (WV) Bar Association.

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