Raj Basi, who was previously senior counsel with The Williams Cos. Inc., has joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s firm as counsel in its energy practice in Pittsburgh (see press release here).
Basi was primarily responsible for environmental issues in the midstream, power and discontinued business units of Williams. He oversaw the selection and management of outside counsel and was primarily responsible for legal issues relating to the company’s operations in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.
Matthew Burger, co-chair of the firm’s Energy Section, said that Raj’s depth of knowledge and experience in the midstream sector will be an additional asset for Buchanan’s energy clients particularly.
Sean Moran, chair of the firm’s Oil and Gas practice, added that Raj is very well known and well respected among the members of the firm. He further explained that there are very few lawyers with actionable, relevant midstream experience and that Raj’s background would add depth to the practice.
“This is an exciting chapter in my career,” Basi said. “I have enjoyed working with Buchanan’s energy lawyers as a client, and I look forward to offering my experience and insight to advance the goals of the firm.”