Markley Schlegel

Markley Schlegel

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email markley.schlegel@​

Phone +1 202 637 6159

Fax +1 303 899 7333


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Markley Schlegel advises natural resources industry clients on all aspects of their international and domestic project development, including commercial, transactional, regulatory, legislative, and litigation matters. Markley's diverse experience includes supporting clients in the upstream and midstream oil and gas space, mining industry, and renewables sector.

Focusing her practice on the energy and natural resources industries was an easy choice for Markley. She enjoys working in the trenches with her clients to adapt to the ever-changing atmosphere of the energy market and increasing global necessity for natural resources. From advising on commercial contracts and operations to closing gaps on legislative issues and navigating the transfer, purchase, and sale of assets, Markley helps clients manage risks and leverage business opportunities. Clients also turn to Markley for her insight on processing and transportation agreements, renewable energy development, and regulatory compliance and permitting matters related to environmental and licensing issues.

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 served as co-chair of the Denver Associates Committee and sat on the firm's U.S. Associates Committee, representing her colleagues before senior management. Markley also serves as a Hogan Lovells representative for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado Associates Campaign for Justice and is an active member of numerous energy industry professional organizations.

Education and admissions


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2014

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, 2009


American Bar Association

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Mining Association

Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation – Colorado Energy Coalition

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Women in Energy

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


North Dakota

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 community development agreements; first time Ministry of Mining adopted standard use of such agreements.

Advised U.S. wind developer on surface use and regulatory issues in Colorado.

Drafted and negotiated various oil, gas, and mining purchase and sale transactions in North and South America.

Drafted and negotiated sales of off-shore mineral leases in Alaska and transfer of oil-producing assets in Argentina.

Advised U.S. exploration and production companies on lease and royalty issues in Colorado and North Dakota.

Conducted comprehensive policy review and analysis of U.S. federal and state natural gas pipeline regulations.

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

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