API names General Counsel

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has promoted Stacy Linden to general counsel for the association effective immediately.


“Stacy is a talented and respected advocate for our industry,” said Jack Gerard, API president and CEO.

“She has a keen knowledge of the legal issues regarding the oil and gas sector, as well as extensive experience in large scale, multi-district litigation. It gives me great pleasure to recognize her strong contribution to API with this promotion.”

Stacy Linden joined API in 2007 and has served as managing counsel for legal affairs at API since late 2009, providing litigation counsel, advice on political and regulatory compliance issues, and legal strategy for the oil and gas sector. Immediately preceding her tenure at API, Linden served as a litigation associate for several D.C.-area law firms, including Hogan Lovells, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and Jones Day; Linden also clerked for the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Linden holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, and received her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from The American University where she served as articles editor for the school’s Administrative Law Review.

“I am honored to serve as general counsel for an organization that represents such a broad business membership and an industry that is the cornerstone of our country’s economic health,” said Stacy Linden. “API’s legal team is among the best in the business and I look forward to addressing the challenges before us.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 20 million Americans.

Press Release, October 03, 2014

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