The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) recently honored Karen J. Greenwell with the 2016 John L. McClaugherty Award for distinguished service at the Foundation’s 37th Annual Institute held in Charleston, South Carolina on June 12-14, 2016. The award honors an EMLF member “who exemplifies a continuing involvement and commitment to the EMLF, the legal profession, and the natural resources industry.” Ms. Greenwell is a Trustee of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, a director of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and a frequent speaker and author on energy topics.
The McClaugherty Award was established in 2003 to honor the memory of the Foundation’s past president, John L. McClaugherty, who was a friend, colleague, philanthropist, and mentor to many young attorneys, fostering their interest in mineral law and encouraging their support of EMLF’s programs and projects. The EMLF is a nonprofit educational organization based in Lexington, Kentucky that provides educational programs on legal issues related to energy and natural resources, publishes scholarly research, and provides scholarship assistance to law students.
Ms. Greenwell is a partner in Wyatt’s Lexington office and serves as Co-Team Leader of the Firm’s Natural Resources & Environmental law practice. She earned her J.D., with highest honors, from the University of Kentucky. Ms. Greenwell has over 30 years of legal experience in the mineral and energy industries. She has assisted coal, oil & gas and energy industry clients with leasing matters, asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate mergers and stock acquisitions, and bankruptcy sales. Ms. Greenwell's experience in litigating property, contract and business tort disputes, as well as in other types of commercial litigation, gives her an unusual breadth of experience and perspective in dealing with issues affecting mineral and energy industry clients.