Energy

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell attorneys represent corporations engaged in the exploration, production and distribution of various forms of energy, including oil and gas, electricity, natural gas, and alternative fuels, such as wind.  We also represent companies who manufacture capital equipment used in the energy industry.

Representative cases we have handled for our diversified multinational energy company clients involve the defense of personal injury claims by outside contractors, a dispute over the valuation of a joint venture in which $100,000,000 was at stake, a disagreement over the measurement of natural gas purchased from a natural gas field, an environmental dispute involving a client-owned metering and pumping station, the defense of antitrust and monopolization claims brought by a terminated supplier, and the defense of the first ERISA class action filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado challenging the conversion of a traditional defined benefit pension plan to a cash balance plan.

We handle the litigation and arbitration of disputes for energy-related companies in a variety of matters, including:

  • Antitrust/monopolization
  • Class actions
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Employment and labor
  • Environmental torts
  • Franchise and distribution
  • Licensing
  • Personal injury liability
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Trademarks

Representative Cases
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Xcel Energy Inc. in a wrongful death case in Texas.
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