- New Orleans
Sarah Dicharry is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. She focuses her practice on counseling exploration and production companies on compliance with federal statutes and regulations, and representing companies in administrative and judicial appeal proceedings and in response to government-initiated enforcement actions.
A member of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Industry Team, Sarah advises E&P companies regarding their rights and obligations under the numerous statutes governing federal lessees, including the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act, the Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Mineral Leasing Act, the False Claims Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and related regulations.
Sarah’s experience includes representing federal lessees in dozens of administrative and judicial appeal proceedings, such as those involving royalty disputes (e.g., Marketable Condition Rule, civil penalties, vented and flared production, refund demands) and lease maintenance issues (e.g., suspensions of operations and suspensions of production). She also provides advice regarding regulatory compliance (including exposure for operational violations) and represents lessees in government-initiated enforcement investigations (including those initiated by Department of the Interior sub-agencies and the Department of Justice).