PERSONNEL FILE: Lewis joins ABA panel on fracking

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 17, 2011


CHARLESTON -- Steptoe & Johnson attorney Richard Lewis was part of a three person panel discussing interstate fracking regulation during the fall conference of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

The conference took place Nov. 17-18 in Washington, D.C.

Lewis joined panelists from the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and Widener Law School. They discussed new fracking regulations set forth by an interstate compact with the DRBC to govern the use of hydraulic fracturing in extracting oil and natural gas from underground shale deposits.

Lewis concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental and energy law. He represents clients before federal, state and appellate courts and administrative agencies. He counsels clients in permitting, compliance and transactional matters involving environmental statutes and regulations. Lewis joined Steptoe & Johnson in 1996.

Steptoe & Johnson's energy team has more than 100 energy attorneys and 100 paraprofessionals who provide comprehensive services to the energy industry across the firm's major practices. Team attorneys have been top-listed in a number of energy-related practice areas by the authors of The Best Lawyers in America in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Natural Resources Law and Real Estate Law.

These team members provide solutions tailored to the specific needs of energy developers throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Team attorneys also frequently travel to the firm's Houston office to assist mid-continent clients with interests in Appalachia.

Steptoe & Johnson is a regional, business-focused firm with strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises more than 230 lawyers resident in 11 locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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