University of Wyoming Salt Creek Energy Scholar Lands Job with Holland & Hart


Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholar Megan Romano recently accepted an offer to join full-service, national law firm Holland & Hart as an associate in the firm’s Cheyenne office in the Fall of 2018. Romano recently concluded a summer clerk position in Holland & Hart’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources practice, one of the largest environmental and natural resources teams in the country, as part of the firm’s Summer Associate Program. 

 Pictured Left to Right: Dean Klint Alexander (Salt Creek donor), Poe Leggette (co-founder of Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship), Megan Romano (law student, inaugural Salt Creek Scholar), Joe Evers (co-founder of Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship), Matt Hartford (Salt Creek donor), Alex Obrecht (co-founder of Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship)

Romano is the first Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship recipient at the University of Wyoming College of Law. The scholarship was created to financially award law students as they move forward in their academic endeavors towards a career in the field of energy and natural resources law, as well as to connect students to the scholarship’s industry network of friends and donors to facilitate employment opportunities. Recipients are selected by the Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship Committee comprised of the director(s) of the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR), the Oil & Gas Professor, and no less than three of the donors to the fund as selected at random by the director(s) of CLERR and as approved by the Dean of the College of Law.

“We’re really proud to hear our first Salt Creek Scholar winner was offered employment at the nationally recognized firm Holland & Hart. She has proven herself to be an intelligent, hard-working scholar who is making a positive contribution in her community,” said Joe Evers, Corporate Counsel and Manager of External Relations at Westmoreland Coal Company.

Prior to law school, Romano developed a successful career as a landman for both upstream and midstream companies in Colorado and Wyoming. Romano was motivated to attend law school after working daily on contracts, negotiations, and with her companies' outside legal counsel. She applied for the Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship: "because energy has been my work for nearly 10 years and I believe in the industry and the need for competent problem solvers. The energy industry is one our nation depends on, and with the challenges we face, we need manpower and people committed to working through those issues.”

About Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship

Established in 2015 by University of Wyoming alums and benefactors practicing in the areas of oil and gas and energy law, the Salt Creek Energy Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating academic achievement and a commitment to the study and practice of energy law. Salt Creek Scholars will be acknowledged at the scholarship dinner at the end of March or the beginning of April, honored at the annual Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy, and promoted to potential employers throughout the Salt Creek Scholars donor network.



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