11/22/13

Airey, Keller and Russell Included in American City Business Journals’ “Who’s Who in Energy” List

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Vorys Partners Jonathan Airey, John Keller and Greg Russell were included in the 2013 “Who’s Who in Energy” list, published by American City Business Journals.  According to the publication, the lawyers are among the “key players” in the Ohio energy industry.

Airey’s oil and gas practice is broad in scope, as reflected in his appointment as General Counsel to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.  With nearly 40 years of experience, he has defended several oil and gas producers in royalty litigation and represented producers in obtaining full compensation for rejection of purchase contracts by pipeline companies. In addition, he has filed the majority of the unitization applications for horizontal well development.

For 40 years, Keller has represented  the oil and gas industry on business, leasing, real estate, contract, litigation and regulatory issues; and counseled lenders and borrowers in hundreds of millions in loans.  He successfully litigated cases involving all types of oil and gas issues, including an arbitration award over $100M against a Fortune 100 company. 

Russell leads the firm’s energy group, which is one of the largest and most experienced energy and environmental practices in the Midwest.  For 20 years, has advised clients on business and litigation matters involving the exploration, production, transportation and marketing of oil and natural gas, appearing before federal and state regulatory agencies such the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. EPA, and state oil and gas and public utility commissions. Russell is also the editor of the Vorys energy blog.     

To see the "Who's Who in Energy" list, click here.

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in seven offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.