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Robinson & McElwee Associate to Serve as Adjunct Professor at WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

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July 16, 2015

Devan Flahive, an associate in Robinson & McElwee PLLC’s Clarksburg office, has accepted an adjunct professorship at West Virginia University in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.  Flahive will be teaching an undergraduate course on Agricultural and Natural Resources Law this fall.

“Every aspect of production in agriculture and natural resources development implicates the law in one way or another.  In teaching this course, my goal is to convey to the students the vital role attorneys have in supporting these industries – from advising compliance with environmental regulations to facilitating mergers and litigating disputes – in order to inspire the next generation of future lawyers and industry decision-makers in West Virginia,” says Flahive.

Flahive joined Robinson & McElwee PLLC in the summer of 2014, after graduating from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.  Prior to attending law school, Flahive worked for Cargill Animal Nutrition as a dairy business consultant.  As dairy businesses were struggling through a period of severely depressed milk prices—the effect of which was compounded by volatile commodity markets—she developed an increased awareness of antitrust issues affecting the industry, which sparked her interest in attending law school.  At Robinson & McElwee PLLC, her practice primarily focuses on litigation, and involves several industries across the region, including the natural gas industry.