5th Appalachia Young Energy Professionals' General Counsel Forum

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Presented by the IEL Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee

The IEL’s Young Energy Professionals are pleased to build on the great success of last year’s program by announcing the 5th Appalachia General Counsel Forum. The program is organized for the evening of Thursday, May 24, in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The IEL YEPs will host general counsel to share professional and career advice. This evening event is going to be of great interest to in-house counsel who want to hear more about the careers and business concerns of some of the most senior lawyers in industry, and to attorneys in private practice who want to improve their ability to address the needs of their clients as effectively as possible. The evening will begin with a reception, followed by a panel discussion, after which each general counsel will join a smaller group of young attorneys for dinner and a more intimate conversation.

Conference Co-Chairs

Benedict J. Kirchner
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Sean M. McGovern
Babst Calland
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • Paul David Burke, Vice President and General Counsel, Huntley & Huntley, Inc., Monroeville, PA
  • Cole DeLancey, Counsel – North Region, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Matthew G. Mazefsky, General Counsel, Rosebud Mining Company, Kittanning, PA
  • Rhett Metz, Chief Counsel – Northeast, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., Wexford, PA 
  • Paula K. Motzel, Senior Counsel, Appalachian Mountain Business Unit, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, Coraopolis, PA


  • 5:30 - 6:20 pm - Registration and Cocktails
  • 6:20 - 7:30 pm - General Counsel Program
  • 7:30 - 8:15 pm - Dinner with the Speakers


  • $40 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $40 - Young Energy Professional Member
  • $40 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $40 - Student
  • $60 - Other Young Energy Professionals


5:30 pm

Registration and Cocktail Reception

6:20 pm

Welcome and Introductions

6:30 pm

General Counsel Panel

The formal program will begin with the panelists discussing, in panel format, the pitfalls and challenges facing young attorneys today, and how to achieve success.

7:30 pm

Dinner with the Speakers and Individual Question and Answer Period

After the panel discussion and group question and answer period, each panelist will sit at an individual table with a number of young energy attorneys for a more intimate question and answer session.

8:15 pm


Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Level - $5,000 each

  • Recognition in emails sent to thousands of interested counsel and business leaders
  • Recognition on the program website and via social media
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed on the program poster
  • Recognition at the program
  • 6 complimentary registrants at the program
  • Up to 10 guests at the reception
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the program.

Silver Level - $2,500 each

  • Recognition in emails sent to thousands of interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed on the program poster
  • Recognition on the program website and via social media
  • Recognition at the program
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the program
  • Up to 5 guests at the reception

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