Steptoe & Johnson adds five

INDUSTRY legal firm Steptoe & Johnson has grown its environmental and energy practices with the addition of attorneys David Flannery, Kathy Beckett, Laura Hoffman, Edward “Skipp” Kropp and Laura Goldfarb.

Donna Schmidt

All five are joining the firm from fellow industry legal firm Jackson Kelly and have extensive experience in the environmental and energy law sectors.

“This group greatly enhances our ability to serve the complex needs of our energy, chemical and manufacturing industry clients,” chief executive officer Susan Brewer said.

Business department chair Richard Lewis said Flannery and Beckett were respected industry leaders, with networks and advocacy that could help expand the firm’s practice to serve companies facing a challenging regulatory landscape.

Flannery, Beckett and Goldfarb will practice in the firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.

Kropp will be resident in Indiana and Hoffman will join the Steptoe & Johnson office in Lexington, Kentucky.

The firm, which has 13 offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia, is marking its centennial anniversary this year.

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