Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of A.J. Ferate to the firm’s Oklahoma City office as Of Counsel. He joins Spencer Fane after a recent stint as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
“A.J.’s unique work history will help us better serve clients in the oil and gas industry, especially when it comes to litigation matters,” said Shannon Forth Davies, office managing partner for Spencer Fane in Oklahoma City. “Spencer Fane strives to provide efficiency when dealing with complicated issues, and his in-depth understanding of industry regulations and ability to help capably navigate related litigation will be an asset to the firm.”
Ferate’s responsibilities with the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association included outreach to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and other state and federal regulatory agencies. The majority of his career has been spent working in various capacities related to the energy industry, including a previous tenure as Public Policy Coordinator for Devon Energy.
Additionally, Ferate spent three years as a partner and manager of a Houston-based energy law firm.
Ferate served nearly a decade as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Naval Reserve, including time at the Office of Naval Intelligence in greater Washington, D.C. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.