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Markley Schlegel


Markley Schlegel

Whatever issues her clients face, Markley Schlegel is tenacious in her efforts to provide a solution. She is committed to her energy practice and places a high value on clients' trust. Helping clients bring their desired goals to fruition is her key objective.

As a member of the energy and natural resources group, Markley assists a wide range of clients within the oil and gas, mining, and energy industries. While her experience is diverse, Markley focuses on supporting clients with commercial transactions, regulatory affairs, and project development, and works largely in the upstream and midstream oil and gas space. In addition to her core practice, she assists natural resource clients in litigation matters, including contractual disputes.

Focusing her practice on the energy and natural resources industries was an easy choice for Markley. The ever-changing atmosphere of the energy market and increasing global necessity for natural resources provides an intriguing, dynamic workspace. Markley uses her market knowledge to provide clients with an insider perspective, helping them manage risks and leverage business opportunities.

Since joining the firm, Markley has dedicated herself not only to her practice, but also to her peers and the legal community as a whole. She serves as co-chair of the Denver Associates Committee and sits on the firm's U.S. Associates Committee, representing her colleagues before senior management. In 2015, she served as the Hogan Lovells representative for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado Associates Campaign for Justice. For the first time in the firm's history, Markley and her co-lead successfully achieved 100 percent associate participation in the campaign.

Markley is active in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and Colorado Energy Coalition. She is also a member of the Colorado, Denver, American, and Women's Bar Associations.

Representative Experience

Successfully drafted and negotiated surface use, terminal services, and oil and gas processing and sales agreements for clients in the United States.

Advised government of Mongolia on mineral deposit use and development agreements; first time Ministry of Mining adopted standard use of such agreements.

Drafted and negotiated various energy purchase and sale transactions.

Represented a variety of clients on international mining transactions and related due diligence, including a large-scale mine in North America.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2014
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2009


  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Mining Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • North Dakota

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