Gregory V. Brown, general counsel of Beusa Energy, sat down with Energy Litigationnewsletter editor Will Taylor to discuss his career path, role as an in-house attorney, and challenges facing the industry. Below are excerpts from the conversation.
I became the general counsel of Beusa Energy 5 years ago after spending 15 years in private practice. I was the first and still am the only attorney with the company. Beusa Energy was a client of mine when I was in private practice. I got the position because the company was growing exponentially during the shale boom and was looking to bring an attorney on to help them grow and develop. They reached out to me since I had the background and experience with them that they were looking for.
Beusa Energy is an oil and gas E&P company with properties in Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas. In addition to our oil and gas activities, we have several affiliates involved in various oil field services. We have a company that owns drilling rigs and a construction company that helps us by building pads, locations, and other related work. We have our own midstream company, which manages and operates our midstream assets to take our gas to market.