Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Joseph P. Regan and Adam L. Plumbley as partners in the Fort Worth office. Both join the firm’s oil, gas & resources practice from Winstead PC.
Regan focuses his practice on various aspects of civil litigation and appellate law with an emphasis on energy and real estate litigation, including eminent domain and real property disputes. He represents midstream energy clients in a variety of litigation and transactional matters involving real property rights acquisitions, easement negotiations, and throughout condemnation proceedings and subsequent trials.
Plumbley represents oil and gas producers and utilities clients in energy litigation, eminent domain matters, real property disputes, and general commercial litigation. This includes product liability and royalty, title, environmental, and contractual litigation, as well as numerous other types of environmental, emissions, and nuisance claims.
“We are excited to add these two high-caliber energy litigators to our Fort Worth office,” said Scott R. Bernhart, administrative partner of the firm’s Fort Worth office. “Joe and Adam add an exciting new practice to our office and an impressive roster of clients to our national midstream energy practice. We look forward to them building their practices and integrating into the firm’s platform.”
K&L Gates’ globally integrated oil and gas practice is built on a deep, practical understanding of the oil and gas business and the interplay between the legal, commercial, and technical aspects of exploring for, producing, gathering, transporting, storing, marketing, and processing crude oil, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, natural gas liquids, and other petroleum products. The firm represents participants in the upstream, midstream, and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry, and in the various related manufacturing, service, and supply sectors.
Randel R. Young, a leader in the firm’s energy, infrastructure, and resources practice area, stated: “Joe and Adam strengthen K&L Gates’ growing Texas and U.S. oil, gas, and energy disputes practice with their experience in handling litigation and real property matters for midstream oil and gas companies in connection with eminent domain and condemnation proceedings relating to pipeline projects.”
The arrival of Regan and Plumbley follows the earlier additions of three other energy, infrastructure, and resources lawyers during the past six months: Zachary Ferreira in Houston and Elias B. Hinckley and James R. Wrathall in Washington, D.C.