Steptoe & Johnson’s Pittsburgh Office Continues Expansion with the Addition of Samantha Phillips Beers

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Published: February 20, 2024

PITTSBURGH – Samantha Phillips Beers has joined the Pittsburgh office of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC as Of Counsel. She joins the firm’s Business Department and will focus her practice on assisting clients with navigating the vast scope of federal programs that incentivize economic development and environmental projects.

“I am excited to join Steptoe & Johnson,” said Beers. “I look forward to utilizing my experience gained with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist the firm’s clients in building partnerships that benefit both economic growth and community health in the Appalachian region and beyond.”

Beers has significant experience in environmental law, policy, and economic development, dedicating over 30 years to enhancing community advancement and resilience by managing federal programs addressing air, water, land, climate, hazardous waste, Superfund sites, and lead issues. At the EPA she led economic revitalization and sustainable development initiatives across Appalachia and counseled clients on a variety of EPA enforcement issues. She also managed EPA programs including Environmental Justice (EJ), Children’s Health, Environmental Education, Opportunity Zones, Tribal Programs, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act.

“We are very pleased to have Samantha join the firm,” said Steptoe & Johnson’s CEO, Christopher L. Slaughter. “Her extensive knowledge of environmental policy and economic development programs and incentives will greatly benefit not just our clients but will extend to the entire Appalachian region as well.”

Beers earned her law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Haverford College.

The addition of Beers marks a continuation of rapid growth of the firm’s Pittsburgh office, which is now home to nearly 30 attorneys. The office recently relocated to One PPG Place to accommodate current and future growth and strengthen its presence in the market.

About Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a law firm nationally recognized for its strengths in energy law with more than a century of know-how in the areas of business, labor and employment, and litigation. Steptoe & Johnson has over 400 lawyers and other professionals practicing in 18 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Visit and connect with us on X and LinkedIn.

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