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    Lauren Williams focuses her practice in the area of energy litigation.  She represents the interests of the oil and natural gas industry and has been involved in many aspects of title and condemnation litigation.       

    Memberships & Awards

    Harrison County Bar Association
    Dean's Certificate for Outstanding Service to the William & Mary Law School Community, 2012
    William & Mary Community Servant Award, 2012
    Graduated summa cum laude, The College of William & Mary
    CALI Award in Employment Law

    Key Experience

    Represented oil and gas operators in title litigation matters, including partition and missing heirs petition proceedings
    Defended tax sale litigation in state and federal court, including appeals
    Defended oil and gas operators in cases involving royalty, nuisance, and trespass claims

    Work Experience

    2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2011 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2011 Summer Associate, LeClair Ryan
    2010 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    Co-author, "One Stick in the Bundle: Characterizing Nonparticipating Royalty Interests Under West Virginia Law," 117 W.Va. L. Rev. 519 (2014)

    Co-author, "A 'Winning' Approach to Sheen-Style Employees," Law 360, August 2011