Steptoe & Johnson to Hold Energy Leadership Summit



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Steptoe & Johnson to Hold Energy Leadership Summit
Topics based on commissioned study of shale players nationwide 

COLUMBUS, OHIOSteptoe & Johnson PLLC will hold its 2013 Energy Leadership Summit on July 15-16 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio.  This two-day event will give energy decision makers an in-depth look at recent oil and gas developments as well as legal issues in shale exploration and production.  What’s more, the firm will reveal the results of their nationwide study on legal challenges in shale gas and oil production.

Steptoe & Johnson used the results of their study, Beneath the Surface: The Legal Challenges of Shale Gas Production, to create the agenda for the Summit.  Steptoe & Johnson commissioned the study, conducted by an independent research group, which polled producers drilling in each of the major U.S. shale plays.  Their responses provide solid evidence of the hurdles producers face, and a roadmap for how businesses can counteract them. 

“We’ve gathered information on topics critical to our clients through this research and used the final report as the blueprint for this Summit,” said Energy Team Leader Sharon Flanery.  “Like most of the energy companies we serve, Steptoe & Johnson is involved in many of the most active shale plays throughout the nation and has crafted this event to include information vital to producers working in each of the developing shales.”

Attorneys from each of the firm’s 14 offices will discuss a host of issues crucial to the energy industry including:

  • Trends in energy transactions
  • Crafting litigation-resistant mineral title
  • Trends in energy litigation
  • Pooling and unitization
  • Environmental concerns associated with oil and gas development
  • Opportunities and challenges in international energy

Attendance at the Summit is by invitation only.  To request an invitation, please visit

About Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a US energy firm with core strengths in energy, labor & employment, litigation and transactional law. In 2013, Steptoe & Johnson celebrates 100 years of helping clients reach their goals. Visit

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