The law firm of Babst Calland has added corporate attorney Jay Hammond as a shareholder in the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Group and Business Services Group.
Hammond is the former vice president and general counsel of Atlas Energy and the former supervising counsel for Chevron North America Exploration and Production’s Appalachian/Michigan business unit. Previously, he also held legal roles with CNX Gas Corp. and CONSOL Energy. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, and is a graduate of Cornell Law School, Oxford University, and Harvard College.
“Jay Hammond is a welcome addition to our Business Services Group in its role of supporting transactions, corporate compliance, and general business counsel for our clients, particularly those in the natural gas industry,” said Chester R. Babst III, managing shareholder of Babst Calland. “He also joins our established multi-disciplinary team of energy attorneys, after having been involved in Marcellus shale development throughout the Appalachian Basin during the past decade. He will work collaboratively with our Energy and Natural Resources Group attorneys and clients.”
Babst Calland’s Energy and Natural Resources Group represents energy clients on a variety of matters related to energy and environmental law, business transactions, land use, title, litigation, construction, and employment and labor.