ATLANTA – April 3, 2017 – Troutman Sanders LLP announced today the addition of a team of nationally recognized lawyers specializing in oil and gas pipeline legal issues. Bob Hogfoss, Catherine Little and Annie Cook have joined the firm as partners. They previously practiced at Hunton & Williams LLP.

Hogfoss, Little and Cook represent pipeline owners and operators throughout the U.S. on a wide range of issues involving pipeline development, operation, safety and environmental compliance. They provide leading edge advice and counsel on many of the most challenging pipeline matters unfolding in the United States.

“Bob, Catherine and Annie are known throughout the United States as top-tier pipeline lawyers who advise and counsel sophisticated owners and operators on the nation’s most critical energy matters,” said Kevin Greene, chair of Troutman Sanders’ energy and regulatory practices.“Their unmatched expertise and experience complement our already established team of energy and environmental lawyers.”

Pete Robinson, the managing partner of the Atlanta office, noted, “While the team will be based in Atlanta, many of their clients are located on the West Coast, a location of continued growth for the firm.”

Hogfoss, who has worked closely with the oil and gas pipeline industry for more than 25 years said, “Only a few firms could offer the wide range of legal expertise to support our team, and Troutman Sanders, with its well-known energy and environmental practices, was an obvious fit for our practice and our clients.” Little added: “Troutman Sanders offers a rare depth of talent needed to support complex pipeline matters, especially with the fundamental changes and challenges on the horizon for the industry.” According to Cook, “This industry is entering into an active, but challenging, phase and this move enhances our ability to serve our clients on emerging issues.”

Hogfoss received his bachelor’s degree from Reed College and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law. Little obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from Tulane University Law School. Cook has a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and a J.D. from the Emory University of Law.