Lauren’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, project development, resource management and finance matters for clients in the energy sector. She is experienced in the drafting and negotiation of master service agreements, joint development and exploration agreements, and purchase and sale agreements, as well as midstream-related documents such as gas gathering agreements, gas balancing agreements and natural gas purchase and sale agreements. Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was senior counsel at a private equity-backed exploration and production company and its midstream affiliate with assets in the Appalachian basin. During her seven-year tenure at the company, Lauren held a number of different legal and commercial roles and managed key operating units and business transactions, including large asset acquisitions and divestitures, project management and corporate governance. Lauren’s past in-house experience provides her with a unique understanding of client sensitivities and expectations, from both a risk management and resources perspective. Lauren received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2011, and her B.A. from Penn State University, where she is also currently a guest lecturer and advisory board member through the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
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