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CHARLESTON, WV -

The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC announced Nov. 7 Scott Rotruck, former vice president of corporate development and state government relations for Chesapeake Energy, has joined the firm.

Rotruck is now director of energy and transportation services at Spilman, and will focus on the Marcellus and Utica shale plays as a member of Spilman's government relations team.  

"Scott brings valuable marketplace expertise and thought leadership to Team Spilman," Michael J. Basile, Spilman's managing member, said in a statement. "He strengthens and diversifies our long-standing energy practice, allowing us to provide an even greater level of excellence and value to clients."

Rotruck has decades of experience in the railroad, coal and oil and gas industries, and he will collaborate with Spilman attorneys to serve clients in the areas of government relations, natural resources, energy, environmental and public utility law.

Rotruck recently received the 2013 West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Award. He earned his undergraduate degree from WVU and his master's degree in business administration from Frostburg State University.