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Bowles Rice Attorneys Present at American Chemical Society Meeting in Texas

March 21, 2014

Several attorneys with the Bowles Rice Environmental & Regulatory Law group presented at the American Chemical Society's 2014 Spring Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

The attorneys participated in a full day Chemistry & the Law seminar titled "Legal and Regulatory Issues Related to Hydraulic Fracturing" at the 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition.

Roger Hanshaw, a member of the American Chemical Society's Chemistry & the Law Division and an associate in the Charleston office of Bowles Rice, served as program chair for the symposium on hydraulic fracturing. Mr. Hanshaw's presentation addressed chemical forensics, "Identifying (or guarding against) Chemical Contamination using Chemical Methods."

Fazal Shere, a partner in the Bowles Rice Charleston office, presented "Managing Waste and Discharge from Fracking Operations."

Robert Hogan, also a partner in the firm's Charleston office, presented a case study on key decisions faced by management of fracking operations in the normal course of business.

Jessie Reckart, an associate in the firm's Morgantown office, presented "Legal Challenges to the Fracking Process."

ACS is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. More than 20,000 people from around the world attended the Dallas conference.

Bowles Rice has 140 attorneys serving clients from eight regional offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Moundsville and Parkersburg, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; Lexington, Kentucky; and Winchester, Virginia.