HOUSTON and DENVER – Dec. 11, 2015 – Four shareholders from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were named to The Business Journals’ 2015-2016 list of “Who’s Who in Energy.” Douglas C. Atnipp and William Garner were selected for inclusion in Houston’s energy market, while Troy A. Eid and Craig V. Richardson were included in Denver’s energy market. This is the fifth consecutive year Atnipp has been named to the list and the fourth year for Garner. This is also Eid’s second consecutive year to be included.
“Who’s Who in Energy,” a special section published in the Nov. 27, 2015, editions of the Houston Business Journal and the Denver Business Journal, profiles key energy industry professionals based in major cities across the United States. The list includes executives of energy companies in a range of areas, from exploration and production and oilfield services to law, engineering, and finance. Selections are based on nominations, industry outreach, and research, according to the publication’s website. The special section was also published in the business journals of three other U.S. cities: Dallas, Pittsburgh, and San Antonio.
Atnipp has more than 26 years of experience representing clients engaged in all facets of the energy business. He is involved in a wide range of energy-related transactions including energy finance, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and acquisitions and dispositions of energy-related assets.
Eid, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado and co-chair of the Greenberg Traurig’s American Indian Law Practice, is a shareholder in the firm's Denver office and has wide-ranging experience in complex federal, state, and tribal litigation. He has extensive experience in civil and criminal defense of energy companies in federal, state, and tribal investigations pursuant to the Clean Water Act and other environmental and safety laws. He also advises clients on traditional and renewable energy projects, coordinating environmental and cultural resource reviews, Native American tribal employment, construction-monitoring, and outreach and right-of way negotiations on public and private lands.
Garner, a shareholder in the Greenberg Traurig’s Houston office, chairs the firm’s Renewable Energy Practice and focuses his practice on domestic and international hydrocarbon and inert gas transactions and renewable energy. Garner has experience working on worldwide natural gas projects, including unconventional gas. He has worked on projects in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Poland, Kazakhstan, U.A.E., Algeria, and Mexico. Garner provides counsel to major conventional and renewable energy companies.
Richardson, a shareholder in the Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office, focuses his practice on commercial and regulatory litigation, including oil and gas, environmental, and antitrust law, as well as all aspects of multi-jurisdictional permitting of global energy infrastructure. For nearly a decade, he served as the General Counsel of El Paso Corporation’s Pipeline Group, the largest network of interstate natural gas pipelines in North America, delivering more than 30 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States. A retired Commander in the United States Navy Reserves, during his over-two-decade military career, Richardson provided intelligence analysis and support in operations throughout the globe.