SOURCE: Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

November 07, 2013 09:28 ET

Former Chesapeake Energy VP Rotruck Joins Spilman

MORGANTOWN, WV--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) is pleased to announce that Scott Rotruck joined the firm as Director of Energy and Transportation Services. As a member of the Spilman government relations team, focusing on the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays, Rotruck will assist clients as a problem-solver, a channel to reach policymakers, a conduit to marketplace opportunities and an experienced advisor.

"Scott brings valuable marketplace expertise and thought leadership to Team Spilman," said Michael J. Basile, Spilman's managing member. "He strengthens and diversifies our long-standing energy practice, allowing us to provide an even greater level of excellence and value to clients."

Rotruck most recently served as Chesapeake Energy's Vice President of Corporate Development and State Government Relations. With decades of experience in the railroad, coal, and oil and gas industries, he will collaborate with Spilman attorneys to serve clients in the areas of government relations, natural resources, energy, environmental and public utility law.

Rotruck recently received the 2013 West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Award. Eberly College bestows the award annually on alumni who have made important contributions to their communities and within their professions. Rotruck earned his undergraduate degree from WVU and his master's degree in business administration from Frostburg State University.

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