From the Central Penn Business Journal

A former chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has rejoined his old law firm to work on environmental and energy issues in its Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices.

Post & Schell today announced the return of Terry R. Bossert, who was a principal and chairman of the firm’s environmental regulation and litigation practice group from 2005 through 2009.

Bossert has rejoined the firm as a principal in its environmental, energy and utilities, and Marcellus Shale practice groups.

Bossert will provide environmental counsel regarding regulatory compliance, government relations and litigation to clients with operations across Pennsylvania, the firm said. These include companies in power generation, land development, oil and gas extraction and transmission, and manufacturing industries, among others.

“Rejoining Post & Schell was especially attractive for me at this time,” said Bossert, who joins the firm from Range Resources – Appalachia LLC, an independent oil and natural gas producer.

“In addition to expanding its environmental practice over the past few years, the firm has also grown its energy and utilities and white collar groups, all practices that are complementary,” Bossert said.

Throughout his legal career, Bossert has advised clients and companies on environmental and energy-related regulations, liabilities and litigation, as well as government relations and compliance issues, the firm said. His experience in these areas is from the standpoint of regulator, prosecutor, corporate counsel, and private legal practitioner.

“Terry provides a unique understanding of our clients’ legal challenges and an insider’s view of how those legal challenges affect their larger business goals,” said A. James Johnston, the firm’s president and CEO. “This is an invaluable combination as our clients look to expand and maintain various operations in the commonwealth, while also complying with a growing array of environmental regulatory concerns.”

In addition to his role with DEP, Bossert also served as Deputy Attorney General, in which he supervised the prosecution of environmental crimes.

While at Range, he served as vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs, providing legal counsel on regulatory matters relating to natural gas exploration and extraction and directed Range’s government affairs efforts in Pennsylvania. He also was a member of the board, and served as the chair of the advocacy committee of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, and was a member of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force.

Before joining Range, Bossert served as vice president, government and regulatory affairs for Chief Oil & Gas, a privately held, independent oil and gas exploration and production company. There, he served as counsel to executive management on all legislative and regulatory matters.

Bossert received his B.A. from Susquehanna University and his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University.

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