Steptoe & Johnson Attorneys to Chair Sessions at West Virginia Bar Association Conference



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 Attorneys will speak on key legal issues affecting the state

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Attorneys from Steptoe & Johnson PLLC will serve as panelists and moderators during the forthcoming West Virginia Bar Association’s (WVBA) Spring Conference. The event takes place Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, WV.

Attorneys Gordon H. Copland and William E. Galeota  will serve on a mock mediation panel from the WVBA Business Law Division as part of the “Resolving Business Disputes” session. The session will involve factual scenarios of mediation in business law.

There will also be a joint session of the WVBA Business Law Division and the Real Estate Law Division titled, “Has King Coal Left the Building?” This session will explore the challenges facing the West Virginia coal industry. Patrick D. Deem, who is also the WVBA President, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will include Senator Joe Manchin, West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney, West Virginia University law professor Pat McGinley and Goldman Sachs research analyst Andre Benjamin.

“The WVBA is proud and pleased to have the support of Steptoe & Johnson. The firm has been instrumental in the planning of the Business Law Conference,” said Pryce Haynes II, Executive Director of the West Virginia Bar Association. 

For the entire conference agenda and registration information, visit

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