Gregory D. Russell

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.5468
Fax 614.719.4935
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Greg is a partner in the Columbus office and leads the firm’s energy group, one of the most experienced energy state and national practices in the Midwest. For more than 25 years, he has been advising producers and pipeline operators in Ohio on business and regulatory matters, ranging from asset transactions, to unit operations and development, to leasehold and royalty disputes. Greg's practice frequently involves appearing before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies.

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Greg is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, teaching a course on oil and gas law. He is also a frequent speaker on a broad range of topics impacting the natural gas industry, including oil and gas leasing and contract matters, and regulatory (e.g., pooling and unitization), environmental, and natural gas market issues. Recently, he served as the chair of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s Special Institute on Title and Development Issues in the Utica Shale (2013).

Greg is an editor of the Vorys Energy & Environment blog. The blog highlights news and breaking legal developments involving the crude oil and natural gas industries, alternative and renewable energy resources and the latest environmental issues.

Greg has the privilege of serving as general counsel to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He also serves as an editor for the Institute for Energy Law's Oil & Gas E-Reporter.

Greg received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University.  He received a Fulbright Grant to study mathematics at the TH Darmstadt in West Germany in 1988-1989.

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