Energy Litigation

McGuireWoods consistently maintains a significant volume of high-stakes, high-profile litigation in the coal, coal-bed methane gas, natural gas, pipeline, cogeneration, nuclear, alternative energy and utility industries.

We have also been engaged for regulatory matters, internal investigations, and the appeal of energy related matters. Our Energy Litigation group includes trial lawyers with industry-specific knowledge, but among the firm’s strengths is the ability to integrate experienced trial lawyers with equally effective lawyers focusing on transactional and regulatory matters, mineral rights and government investigations. This integrated approach has resulted in a model that keeps leaders in the energy sector returning to McGuireWoods for advice and representation.

Experience

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

    Representation of one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States in a breach of contract arbitration. The 40 day hearing involving a 500 MW power plant was settled.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

    Representation of one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States involved in condemnation proceedings for construction of a 500 kV electric transmission line across more than 200 parcels of land. In addition to condemnation proceedings in these cases, McGuireWoods completed a comprehensive analysis of related easements to expedite the transmission line's construction.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    Our client sued for monies owed on diesel fuel deliveries

    Our client sued for monies owed on diesel fuel deliveries in the Southern District of New York (White Plains). After extensive briefing and discovery, our client was awarded the full amount of its claim, and defendant’s counterclaims were dismissed without prejudice.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    Natural gas and oil company

    Representation of a natural gas and oil company in a breach of contract and promissory estoppel case. Plaintiff alleged that client offered to enter into an oil and gas lease with plaintiff, plaintiff accepted the offer, and client later refused to enter into the lease. The alleged lease bonus payment was well above the going rate for bonuses. McGuireWoods' attorneys deposed former plaintiffs’ counsel, plaintiff, and a third-party. After uncovering detrimental facts to plaintiff’s case in these depositions, plaintiff agreed to immediately discontinue the lawsuit.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    Diversified energy producer

    Representation of a diversified energy producer in a multi-count case in the Western District of Virginia alleging that defendant dumped contaminated water into mine voids when they did not have a legal right to do so.

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