BRIDGEPORT -– Members of the energy, environmental, government affairs and litigation teams from Steptoe & Johnson will travel to Houston later this month to take part in the annual Winter NAPE Expo.

NAPE is the world's largest expo and marketplace for the oil and gas industry.

Eleven attorneys, including Energy Team Leader Sharon Flanery, Russell Schetroma, Hank Lawrence, Erin Anderson, Armando Benincasa, Leslie Miller-Stover, Ryan Morgan, Kurt Krieger, B.J. Black and Government Affairs Coordinator Gil White will represent Steptoe & Johnson. They will be located at booth 2947 in the exhibit hall. The team will join thousands of energy producers looking for business opportunities, many in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

"NAPE gives us a chance to meet the innovators at the forefront of the energy industry," Flanery said. "They are the ones who see the increasing relevance of shale in domestic energy production and some are looking to the Appalachian Basin for new opportunities."

The NAPE Expo will be held on Feb. 23-24 at the GRB Convention Center in Houston.

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

For more information, visit www.steptoe-johnson.com.

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