BakerHostetler has named Poe Leggette as managing partner of the firm’s Denver, Colorado, office, succeeding Managing Partner Raymond L. Sutton Jr., who served in that role for 20 years and will continue representing tax and wealth management clients.
Leggette joined the firm in 2014 as co-leader of the firm’s 80-member multidisciplinary Energy team. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, he led Norton Rose Fulbright’s Denver and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offices and served as regional head for that firm’s Americas energy practice.
Leggette will continue to co-lead the Energy team in addition to managing his energy practice. He has litigated cases concerning the development of oil and gas onshore and offshore in the last 35 years. As a former assistant solicitor for the US Department of the Interior, Leggette has leveraged his experience as an advisor to the Bureau of Land Management and the Minerals Management Service to focus his practice on litigation, transactional work, and regulatory counseling related to oil and gas development onshore, on lands owned by the federal government, and on leases on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Leggette is also experienced in legal issues regarding ownership of mineral rights, royalty disputes, and compliance with environmental statutes. He advises companies in the energy industry that explore for, produce, process, and transport oil and gas.
Leggette received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University.
BakerHostetler is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year. The firm’s Denver office was established in 1980, through a strategic combination with the oldest litigation firm in Colorado at that time. The office has 33 lawyers who handle matters in all of the firm’s five practice areas of Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Tax.