Gregory J. Krock

Gregory J. Krock


Pittsburgh, PA
  • Obtained a defense verdict in an arbitration in which the plaintiff sought to recover approximately $8 million in damages arising from an oil and gas company's alleged bad faith utilization
  • Represented an oil producer in an arbitration proceeding involving the calculation of working interest payments associated with wells in North Dakota.
  • Represented an oilfield service company in conjunction with a dispute involving the construction of the Mariner East Pipeline in Pennsylvania.
  • Defended a natural gas producer in an alleged price manipulation and fiduciary duty lawsuit in West Virginia
  • Represented an oil and gas trade organization in litigation involving the constitutionality of the well permitting process in Pennsylvania.
  • Represented a security alarm financing company in a multi-million dollar fraud action to prevent a debtor from avoiding its obligations.
  • Obtained allowance of appeal and then prevailed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the highly–publicized Butler case involving whether a reference to "minerals" in a deed includes Marcellus Shale gas.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of drilling service companies in a toxic tort action involving the alleged release of hydraulic fracturing chemicals.
  • Represented an oil and gas operator in a multi-million dollar breach of contract dispute with its drilling subcontractor.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an international commodities trading company in a three-day trial involving a multi-million dollar dispute. The trial involved issues of first impression regarding the cancellation of book transfers in the petroleum industry.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a landowner's lawsuit to cancel an oil and gas lease for failure to timely remit delay rentals.
  • Defended an electric utility in several multimillion dollar lawsuits arising out of contact with overhead power lines.
  • Obtained a $220 million verdict in a five-week jury trial involving a breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation associated with the coal, coke and steel industry. The verdict, which included $100 million in punitive damages, was reported by the National Law Journal's VerdictSearch to be the seventh-largest jury verdict in 2007.
  • Secured the dismissal of negligence and fiduciary duty claims against a national bank involving allegedly unauthorized withdrawals.
  • Secured the dismissal of an action against the FDIC seeking to rescind a sale of banking assets.
  • Obtained a non-jury verdict on behalf of a national roofing company to recover money converted by its joint venture partner.
  • Handled a five-day arbitration involving a $100 million dispute in conjunction with a long-term coal supply agreement.
  • Obtained the dismissal of an action against an oil and gas engineering company involving trade secret and unfair competition.
  • Represented employers in enjoining or otherwise remedying their former employees' violation of their restrictive covenant agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets or unfair competition.
  • Defended an international accounting firm in a professional negligence action brought by a producer of coke for use in the steel-making process. The two-week jury trial involved complex issues surrounding the monetization of tax credits available under Section 29 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Defended a transit company in First Amendment actions arising out of its advertising policy.
  • Helped to win a federal court judgment on behalf of a national investment firm in excess of $21 million while simultaneously obtaining the dismissal of a related securities fraud action involving short selling and market manipulation. The judgment and dismissal were both affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Obtained an order from the Ninth Circuit affirming the entry of a permanent injunction precluding a county from regulating the placement of wireless communication facilities used in the telecommunications industry.
  • Secured an order dismissing a breach of non-exclusive agency contract action brought against a national transportation company. The action sought damages in excess of $5 million. The dismissal order was affirmed by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.