Environmental and Energy Industry Leader Joins Crowe & Dunlevy

Donald K. Shandy is one of five distinguished Oklahoma attorneys in American College of Environmental Lawyers

Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced attorney Donald K. Shandy has joined the firm as a director in the Oklahoma City office and member of the firm’s Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group. One of five distinguished Oklahoma attorneys in the American College of Environmental Lawyers, his addition makes a total of four at the firm.

“Don's reputation in the legal industry precedes him,” said LeAnne Burnett, Crowe & Dunlevy Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group co-chair. “His experience and expertise will be an asset to our environmental and energy clients.”

Shandy has worked on projects in 41 states and interacted closely with numerous federal agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2001, he was nominated by the Western Governors' Association to become assistant administrator for air and radiation at the EPA, but ultimately decided to remain in private practice. During the Clinton administration, Shandy worked extensively with White House administrators regarding global climate change. He has also served as the deputy general counsel for Tronox, Inc., formerly Kerr-McGee Chemical Company, and had oversight responsibility for litigation, environmental matters and corporate issues.

Involved in a number of public utility commission matters, Shandy served as lead counsel on behalf of the Natural Gas Intervenors in the Colorado Public Utility Commission “Clean Air/Clean Jobs” docket resulting in a major restructuring of Colorado’s electric generation fleet.

As both in-house and outside counsel, Shandy had responsibility for a wide range of legal matters at international manufacturing facilities where he interfaced with regulators and other foreign officials to resolve issues. He also worked on European Union regulatory matters and has experience negotiating trade barrier issues between various countries. In addition, Shandy has represented a number of industry sectors including exploration and production, midstream transmission, refining, pulp and paper, aerospace and cement manufacturing.

Recently, Shandy negotiated settlements totaling approximately $70 million on behalf of the City of Blackwell, Oklahoma and Kay County, Oklahoma related to environmental contamination encompassing soil, groundwater and visible smelter issues.

Shandy earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma. He is licensed by the Oklahoma and Texas Bar Associations. He frequently writes and lectures throughout the United States on a variety of energy and environmental issues.

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