Gregory D. Russell

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Phone 614.464.5468
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Greg is a partner in the Columbus office and leads the firm’s energy group, which is one of the largest and most experienced energy practices in the Midwest.  For more than 20 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 regulatory agencies, such as state oil and gas and public utility commissions as well as U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

He is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, teaching a course on oil and gas law. Greg is also a frequent speaker on a broad range of topics impacting the natural gas industry, including oil and gas leasing and contract matters, 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 the 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 serves as the general counsel of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

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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