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Bryan D. Rohm

Associate
+1.412.355.8682
Fax +1.412.355.6501

Mr. Rohm is an associate in the Pittsburgh office. His practice is focused on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on oil and gas matters and toxic tort cases. Mr. Rohm represents oil and gas producers, processors and pipeline companies throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia in a wide variety of matters, including right of way disputes, surface disputes, preliminary injunctions, lease termination cases, implied covenant litigation, down-hole operations, seismic trespass, contract litigation, groundwater contamination litigation, royalty disputes, zoning matters, and eminent domain.

Mr. Rohm's experience includes:

Oil and Gas:

Midstream

  • Resolving surface and right of way disputes with landowners and competing easement holders throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
  • Obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctions from unauthorized operations and encroachments on right of ways.
  • Obtaining declaratory and injunctive relief to enforce rights under existing right of ways.
  • Title litigation.
  • Representing midstream companies in pipeline construction practices litigation.
  • Drafting right of way agreements, surface use agreements, road use agreements and processing agreements.
  • Representing midstream companies in property acquisitions and assignments of assets.
  • Representing a midstream company before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in a challenge to a municipality’s refusal to enforce Pennsylvania’s Act 13 of 2012.
  • Zoning appeal matters related to natural gas compressor stations and related facilities.

Upstream

  • Resolving lease disputes with landowners regarding various lease termination issues, including production in paying quantities, commencement of operations, and implied covenants.
  • Royalty litigation, including the deduction of post-production costs.
  • Down-hole operations litigation.
  • Eminent domain proceedings.
  • Bad faith unitization litigation.
  • Seismic trespass litigation.
  • Quiet title and title washing litigation.
  • Groundwater contamination and nuisance litigation.
  • Wastewater disposal litigation.
  • Drafting joint operating agreements, drilling services contracts and assignments of overriding royalties.
  • Representing industry trade organizations before trial and appellate courts.
  • Representing an industry trade organization before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on force majeure issues in New York.
  • Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Conservation Law.

Bankruptcy

  • Representing oil and gas companies in various oil and gas related bankruptcy matters, including motions to reject under 365, 363 sales and related purchases.

Products Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation: Bryan has experience representing various companies throughout the United States in product liability defense and toxic tort litigation.

Pro Bono: Bryan has an active pro bono practice, representing prisoners and religious entities in free speech, religious liberties, and civil rights matters, both at the trial level and on appeal.

Professional Background

Mr. Rohm served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Maureen Lally-Green, Pennsylvania Superior Court, Spring 2008.

Achievements

  • Competed in the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition. Awarded Best Appellee Brief in the Northeast Region.
  • Awarded membership for distinguished achievement in interschool Moot Court Competition for the Louis L. Manderino Honor Society.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • National Pancreas Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Speaking Engagements

  • “Litigation and Regulatory Considerations,” Energy Industry Training Series: Oil and Gas Economics/Investing (A Practical Primer), Pittsburgh, August 29, 2013
  • Panelist for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ “Marcellus Shale Panel Discussion,” January 31, 2013
  • California University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Law & Public Policy: "Marcellus Shale: Trends and Issues," March 30, 2012
  • Panelist for the 2011 Allegheny County Bar Association’s Practicing Green Continuing Legal Education on Marcellus Shale development
  • Panelist for the 2011 24th Annual Allegheny County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Symposium on oil and gas issues for the bankruptcy practitioner: “A Concise Overview of Selected Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Issues: Exclusions from the Bankruptcy Estate and the Treatment of Common Oil and Gas Agreements as Executory Contracts”