Drawing on his broad experience in private practice, as a general counsel, and in government service, George Fibbe represents clients in complex commercial disputes and regulatory matters. Mr. Fibbe's practice focuses on high-stakes matters across the energy sector, including upstream and midstream oil and gas, LNG, renewables, nuclear, and the power industry.
Before joining Baker Botts, Mr. Fibbe served as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation & Enforcement for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he oversaw a wide range of legal matters arising from the Department's missions of advancing energy security, promoting scientific innovation, ensuring security and environmental cleanup of the nation's nuclear weapons complex, and other energy-related operations. In that role, he worked closely with the Department of Justice, the Office of Management & Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and other federal agencies.
At DOE, Mr. Fibbe was responsible for the Department's large-scale complex litigation and pre-litigation matters, including major environmental and nuclear waste related matters, regulatory and administrative claims, contractor disputes, intellectual property and other commercial contracts, employment and whistleblower disputes, and land acquisition.
Mr. Fibbe also was lead counsel for departmental rulemakings and related regulatory and administrative matters, including serving as chair of the Department's deregulatory task force. He was responsible for all civil enforcement matters of the Department and headed the team dedicated to enforcement of energy efficiency standards for manufacturers.
Mr. Fibbe's in-house experience includes service as general counsel of a solar power company, where he led the legal team's efforts not only on disputes, but also on a variety of regulatory, corporate transactional and finance projects.
He also served as head of litigation for the petroleum division of a major international natural resources corporation. He handled numerous matters arising from onshore shale production, including royalty disputes, environmental damage, major personal injury, contractual claims, and business torts.
In private practice, Mr. Fibbe represented clients in the energy, mining, steel, aviation, construction, and real estate industries in complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. He handled cases involving data ownership and protection, IT contracts, intellectual property, antitrust claims, commercial contract disputes, and various business torts.