CHARLESTON -– Susan S. Brewer, CEO of Steptoe & Johnson, has announced that Kurt L. Krieger has joined the firm, Of Counsel, and will be a member of the firm's energy team in Charleston.
A graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University (B.S.), and the West Virginia University College of Law, Krieger dedicated nearly 20 years of his career to the natural resources industry, having served with Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, and then NiSource Corporate Services Company as Assistant General Counsel.
At Steptoe & Johnson, Krieger will practice in the areas of energy, utility regulation, natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. As a member of the firm's energy team, Krieger will utilize extensive experience representing interstate natural gas pipeline companies and public utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
He has developed, implemented and managed a FERC compliance program for interstate natural gas pipeline companies and public utilities, counseled extensively on FERC rate, tariff, and certificate matters, standards of conduct and code of conduct issues, and developed training on numerous FERC-related topics. Krieger previously counseled clients on coal mine health and safety matters, and federal tax and general business aspects of corporate acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, and executive compensation.
"We are extremely pleased that Kurt has joined our firm. We're delighted to be able to provide his specialized industry know-how to our clients," Brewer said.
Steptoe & Johnson's energy group assists clients in competitive wholesale and retail markets to develop, operate, finance, sell, or acquire energy assets to meet their energy needs. Firm attorneys have worked in government, assisted in structuring and implementing the regulations governing competitive markets, and worked as in-house counsel for energy companies. As a result, the group brings a comprehensive perspective to complex problems and efficiently constructs value-added solutions for clients.
With nearly 100 years of hands-on involvement in the energy industry, Steptoe & Johnson has acquired deep experience and valuable industry knowledge. Attorneys routinely help clients overcome challenges to major national energy initiatives and are highly skilled in transactions, regulatory work, litigation, and the environmental aspects of energy law.
Steptoe & Johnson is a business-focused firm with strengths in energy, labor, employment and litigation. It comprises over 180 lawyers resident in eight locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.
For more information, visit the firm's Web site at www.steptoe-johnson.com.