Energy & Natural Resources

The use and sources of energy are continually evolving, creating increased litigation risks and opportunities for producers, processors, transporters, and distributors. WIT has developed teams of prominent experts to address the legal challenges faced by the energy and natural resources industry.

WIT regularly provides consulting and testifying experts in complex legal and regulatory matters involving energy and natural resources. We are at the forefront of the latest developments and trends facing the industry. WIT has built teams of experts from academia, industry, and government, providing a 360-degree perspective into the challenges posed by energy disputes and emerging energy technologies.

Areas of Focus
Antitrust
  • Energy Commodities Trading/Spoofing
  • FERC and Regulatory Agency Proceedings
  • Market Manipulation
  • Market Power
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Price Fixing

WIT provides leading experts for high-profile energy-related antitrust matters involving price-fixing conspiracies, complex mergers and acquisitions, market power and market manipulation investigations.

Contract Disputes
  • Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Cross-border Agreements
  • Farm-outs and Exploration Agreements
  • Joint Operating Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale of Oil or Natural Gas
  • Supply Contracts

WIT provides leading experts for a wide variety of commercial agreements, including oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, farm-outs, assignments, and supply contracts.

Emerging Issues
  • Alternative Energy
  • Carbon Trading
  • Climate Change
  • Emerging Contaminants (PFOS, PFAS, PFOAS)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Hydro-Electric Power
  • Renewable and Non-renewable Energy

WIT is at the forefront of emerging energy trends, providing experts in areas such as solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, and climate change litigation.  Our experts include Ph.D. economists and academics with a research focus on renewable energy systems, as well as leading energy industry practitioners.

Intellectual Property
  • Climate Change–Mitigation Technologies
  • Coal-biomass Mixtures
  • Downhole Packers & Plugs
  • Earth Drilling
  • Oil & Gas Equipment
  • Shale & Hydraulic Fracturing Tools
  • Wind & Water Turbines

WIT is the go-to resource for leading intellectual property experts in areas that involve patents and trade secrets for all sectors of energy, including oil & gas, hydraulic fracturing, and clean green energy technologies. Our experts have significant experience in fracking tools, green energy sources, thermal, solar, geothermal, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

Land & Lease Rights
  • Competing Lease Hold Rights
  • Deepwater Exploration and Production
  • Easements and Rights-of-Ways
  • LNG Rights
  • Mining and Mineral Rights
  • Royalty Claims
  • Subsurface Property Rights
  • Valuations – Pipelines, Gas Plants, Refineries, Terminals

WIT knows that matters involving oil, gas, and mineral rights can be nuanced and complex. WIT provides experts who address areas including land, subsea and mineral rights, and the royalty provisions of oil and gas leases.

Toxic Torts
  • CERCLA
  • Equipment Failure
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Hazardous Waste Enforcement
  • Natural Disasters
  • Oilfield Accidents
  • Offshore Rig Disasters
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

WIT represents the world’s preeminent authorities in environmental disputes, including toxicologists, hydrogeologists, and other relevant scientific and medical disciplines. WIT’s experts know environmental and industry regulations, risk assessment, and superfund remediation, and can estimate damages from long-term contamination.

Our Experts

WIT represents industry veterans who are experienced in energy, environmental, and natural resources. Our energy litigation work covers a wide range of energy-related topics, from antitrust and competition claims to commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation.

  • Bio Processes Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Climate Change
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Downhole Oilfield Tools
  • Energy Economists
  • Energy Markets
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fracking Tools
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Natural Resource Damages Assessments (NRDA)
  • Oil and Gas Operations
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Petrophysicists
  • Regulatory
  • Renewable Energy Engineers
  • Solar Energy
  • Supply Chain

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