Jean M. Mosites

Area of Emphasis

Jean Mosites is a shareholder in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources, and the Public Sector groups of Babst Calland. Her practice includes client counseling on environmental compliance in the energy sector, resolving liabilities under federal and state remediation programs, as well as administrative appeals and environmental litigation in state and federal courts.

Ms. Mosites has assisted clients responding to agency requests for information, notices of violation and orders issued under Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Act, Clean Streams Law, and Solid Waste Management Act, as well as federal statutes including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. She regularly advises clients on regulatory matters encountered in the development of the Marcellus Shale, including UIC well permitting, gas storage, water sourcing, handling and disposal, gas migration investigations, and site restoration obligations.

Background

Ms. Mosites graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in International Relations. She graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law, where she was the Executive Comment Editor for Duquesne Law Review and a top ten semifinalist in the Carol Los Mansmann Oral Argument Competition. Ms. Mosites interned with the Honorable D. Michael Fisher and the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti. She served on Peters Township’s Council from 1999 until 2004, representing the home-rule community at-large, serving as the vice chair and sitting on pension and grievance committees.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. Mosites is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar associations. She serves on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section Council. In March 2020, Pennsylvania House Speaker Michael Turzai appointed Ms. Mosites to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board Rules Committee. Since 2012, Ms. Mosites has been an adjunct professor of law at the Duquesne University School of Law.

In 2018, Ms. Mosites was rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America©  in the Environmental Law Section since 2019 by BL Rankings and had been selected to the 2013 and 2015-2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars lists (Thomson Reuters).

Publications/Presentations

Ms. Mosites is a regular contributor of articles to PIOGA Press, frequently plans and presents Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE programs on oil and gas law, and has participated on numerous panel discussions and training seminars for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil Coalition, and the Marcellus Shale Coalition.


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