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Boardman Petroleum, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel to Boardman Petroleum in two significant actions resulting in reported decisions. The first action was brought more Featured
Priority of other insurance coverage for death and bodily injury following a refinery explosion
After the trial court ruled on summary judgment that Citgo, as an "additional insured" under our client’s GLC policy, could obtain $5 million in more Featured
Conducted due diligence for private equity fund prior to the acquisition of 400-acre coastal Brownfields site in California
Conducted due diligence for private equity fund prior to the acquisition of 400-acre coastal Brownfields site in California with active oil field more Featured
Successful settlement of UST release-related claims against major oil company
Represented a major oil company in resolving threatened litigation arising from a UST release. Case was settled without litigation for less than 20 more Featured
Counsel to pipeline company in manufacturing specialized products
Represented pipeline company, as lead counsel, in the design, manufacture and procurement of $5 million worth of specialized products. more Featured
Formation of PetroLiance LLC via merger of two oil companies
Represented PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, which was formed upon the closing of a multi-a multimillion dollar financing and the merger of Southern more Featured
Sale of subsidiary of international manufacturer and buy-out of joint venture partner
Represented an international manufacturer in the sale of its gas fittings business, including operations in the United States, France and Mexico. In more Featured
Consolidation of PetroLiance LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, in four-way consolidation that created the nation’s largest distributor of more Featured
Dispute mitigation counsel to a major oil and gas company
Represent a major oil and gas exploration and production services company in an early dispute mitigation regarding an more Featured
Getty Properties Corp. v. Parmar *
Represented Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. in a case where a franchisee of the client was terminated he began using the Getty name in more Featured
Insurance recovery for flood losses in Portugal
Lead counsel for defense contractor on claim under a builders risk/property policy for flood damage that shut down construction and significantly more
Development of federal non-road diesel engine emission standards for construction equipment manufacturer
Represented major construction equipment manufacturer during development of federal non-road diesel engine emission standards. more
Tax issues relating to biodiesel blending and exporting for largest fuel suppliers in the United Kingdom
Represented one of the largest fuel suppliers in the United Kingdom with complex federal and state tax issues related to its biodiesel blending and more
Federal grand jury investigation of a former executive
Represented a former executive of an oil field services company being investigated by the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in a federal more
Various engineering projects for a global infrastructure, finance and media company
Advised the infrastructure division of a global infrastructure, finance and media company's project management teams on various projects involving more
Design, construction, and commissioning of an off-shore oil production facility in Malaysia for worldwide oil and gas organization
Represent a worldwide oil and gas organization with respect to disputes against various EPC contractors retained to perform the design, more
Carlton v. BP Oil Co.
Successfully represented BP Oil Co. in diversity contract action suit by a BP franchisee alleging unfair competition and discriminatory pricing by more
Project counsel services
Provided advice and claims resolution support to a contractor/OEM regarding the constructions of FPSO vessels. more
In re Energy XXI Ltd, et al.
Represented an indenture trustee for approximately $1 billion in unsecured debt instruments in cases involving a publicly traded oil and natural gas more
In re Linn Energy, LLC et al.
Currently represent an indenture trustee for approximately $3 billion in unsecured debt instruments in cases involving a publicly traded oil and more
Project financing grants for integrated biorefineries *
Represented 5 client awardees out of 19 awards at the U.S. DOE for the integrated biorefinery grants. more
Renewable energy certification for biomass company
Obtained state Utility Commission’s approval of refuse-derived fuel and synthesis gas as certified renewable energy resources. more
Successful federal multi-district litigation for major oil companies
Represented major oil companies in federal multi-district litigation involving methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), including litigation brought by more
Civil litigation for an oil refinement corporation *
Represented an oil refinement corporation in civil litigation regarding commercial liability insurance coverage for recovery of defense costs more
Claims advice on an LNG Facility in Qatar
Advised international contractor regarding the preparation and presentation of major claims on two new LNG trains. more
Complex commercial dispute for major oil company
Represented major oil company in complex commercial dispute and breach of contract actions. more
$2 billion project financing for U.S. energy company in gas-to-liquid project in Nigeria, Africa *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the project financing of a $2 billion natural gas-to-liquids project with related processing units, pipelines more
Series A funding of oil refinery technology company *
Representing a U.S. oil refinery technology company in a $10 million Series A equity round. more
Acquisition counsel to propane distribution company *
General representation and acquisition counsel to propane distribution company establishing a network of wholesale and retail operations along the more
Acquisition of offshore natural gas in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa *
Represented a U.S. upstream gas company in the acquisition of offshore natural gas blocks in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa. more
BP P.L.C. et. al. v. Fox Harbour Stores, et. al.
Successfully represented BP P.L.C. in trademark infringing action arising from Fox Harbour Stores doing business under confusing similar mark. BP  more
Toxic tort litigation involving proposed class action
The firm served as joint defense counsel for 12 major oil companies in an environmental ligation case involving claims of nuisance, trespass and  more
Calpine Corp., et al. *
Represented significant power company creditor and contract party in bankruptcy of one of the largest U.S. owners of natural-gas fired power plants, more
Construction advice for owner/operator
Advised owner/operator in regard to delays and related claims arising from the construction of a new deep water drilling rig. Assisted owner/operator  more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Action resolution for multiple companies
Represented several companies with regard to resolution of an action brought by an environmental organization challenging issuance of Georgia's more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation
Conducted an internal investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in the Caribbean for a public company and later, provided extensive more
United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving contempt of a merger decree.

United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. more
Patent prosecution for manufacturer of gas-phase air filtration systems
Provided patent prosecution assistance to manufacturer of gas-phase air filtration media, systems, and air quality monitors relating to more
Insurance coverage counsel for Suburban Propane Partners L.P.
Served as insurance coverage counsel for Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and more
Patent license agreement for a United States university
Represent a university spin-off in patent license agreement with international oil company covering two countries and the North Sea. more
Cross patent license for emerging growth company
Represent an emerging growth company in enhanced oil recovery in a global cross patent license agreement with Chevron USA and numerous other supply, more
Patent prosecution for manufacturer of gas-phase air filtration systems
Provided patent prosecution assistance to manufacturer of gas-phase air filtration media, systems, and air quality monitors relating to more
Contract and tort litigation for large energy and utility company *
Represented a large international energy company in bringing contract and tort claims against a gas turbine manufacturer arising from the more
Multiple transactions for U.S. agricultural processing company *
Represented a major U.S. agricultural processing company in multiple transactions involving the purchase, dehydration, and sale of fuel ethanol more
Trademark litigation for well-known American film studio and distributor
We represented well-known movie studios and television networks against a trademark lawsuit filed by an oil corporation which alleged more
Outsourcing of data center operations for energy company
Represented publicly traded energy company in connection with the renegotiation of an agreement for the outsourcing of data center operations and more
Environmental litigation for natural gas distributor
Served as amicus counsel to a natural gas distributor in successfully persuading the Georgia Court of Appeals to reverse a trial court’s more
Construction litigation for pipeline contractor
Represents a pipeline contractor in Texas state court against one of the largest pipeline owners in the United States arising out of a 135-mile more
$7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project for U.S. company *
Representing a U.S. company in the project financing of a $7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project with related solar power, pipelines, more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Construction litigation claims against pipeline contractor
Kilpatrick Townsend successfully completed its representation of a pipeline contractor in Alabama federal court against two affiliated more
United States of America, et al. v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. *
Represented Murphy Oil USA, Inc., which owned two oil refineries in the United States, located in Superior, Wisconsin and Meraux, St. Bernard Parish,  more
Charles Hope v. AMN Acquisition Corp. and Ameron International Corporation
The firm served as lead counsel for Ameron International Corp., a leading manufacturer of large diameter piping for the petrochemical industry. The more
Construction dispute for a specialty contractor
Represented a pipeline contractor in a Texas state court in the defense of $40 million in claims asserted by a pipeline owner and the assertion of a more

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Boardman Petroleum, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel to Boardman Petroleum in two significant actions resulting in reported decisions. The first action was brought more
Consolidation of PetroLiance LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, in four-way consolidation that created the nation’s largest distributor of more
Formation of PetroLiance LLC via merger of two oil companies
Represented PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, which was formed upon the closing of a multi-a multimillion dollar financing and the merger of Southern more
Counsel to pipeline company in manufacturing specialized products
Represented pipeline company, as lead counsel, in the design, manufacture and procurement of $5 million worth of specialized products. more

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