Firm’s Litigation Team continues to expand
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The growth of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s national litigation team continues with the addition of Ryan M. Watson to the firm’s Bridgeport, W.Va. office.
Watson joins Steptoe & Johnson after serving as engineer and project manager for the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE NETL) in Morgantown, W.Va. While at DOE NETL, he led two separate competitive solicitations resulting in over $36 million in funding for smart grid technology demonstrations and cybersecurity research initiatives with academia and private industry. He managed multi-million dollar projects in the areas of cybersecurity for energy delivery systems, smart grid technologies, energy policy, and energy assurance planning. He also represented DOE as a regional coordinator to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, responsible for providing technical expertise to government and private sector stakeholders responding to disruptions in energy supply.
Watson earned his law degree, with a concentration in energy and sustainable development law, and his undergraduate industrial engineering degree from West Virginia University. As a law student, he served as a part-time judicial extern for West Virginia Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi; served as a research assistant to the Director of the WVU Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Professor James Van Nostrand; and was a two-time recipient of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Law Student Scholarship.
Steptoe & Johnson recently added five attorneys to its litigation team in its offices in The Woodlands, Texas, and in Huntington, W.Va.
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