Hogan Lovells Sends Top Energy Lawyers to Thriving North Dakota Shale Fields

DENVER, 2 April, 2015 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the expansion of its legal practice into the booming North Dakota oil and gas market. The move will provide vital legal advice to the firm’s many clients already doing business in the state.

Scot Anderson and Andrew Lillie, partners in the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Group in Denver, have become the first Hogan Lovells lawyers licensed in North Dakota. The duo brings powerful transactional, regulatory, project development and litigation experience to the region.

Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in the mining, oil and gas and energy industries, and has already provided daily operational and transactional advice to many businesses involved in shale development. He brings unparalleled expertise in transactions, regulatory matters and project development to North Dakota’s Bakken Shale development.

Lillie brings a similar wealth of experience and knowledge in natural resources litigation, regulation and compliance. Representing Denver-based Antero Resources, he and a team of Hogan Lovells lawyers recently won significant victories in two of the first tort cases to arise from hydraulic fracturing, including the dismissal of one of the first putative class action cases.

“Our team in Denver is among the best in the energy business, and has been working on shale matters for years,” said Hogan Lovells CEO Steve Immelt. “We are excited to further enhance our oil and gas capabilities across North America and offer invaluable counsel to clients on the ground in North Dakota.”

“Oil and gas companies face complex legal issues working in the Bakken. We think we are uniquely qualified to assist our clients in addressing those issues,” said Anderson. 
“We want those businesses to know that we would love to help,” added Lillie. 

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