Kevin Moody

Vice President and General Counsel
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Kevin Moody is General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association(PIOGA), formed by the April 2010 merger of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association (POGAM) into the Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania (IOGA of PA). A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Dickinson School of Law, Mr. Moody began his legal career as an attorney member of the Board of Appeals (BOA) of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for 7 years, adjudicating state tax assessment appeals and refund requests. He was also the primary draftsman of the Department’s initial regulations concerning practice and procedure before the BOA and implementation of a new law requiring the payment of interest on state tax refunds, receiving the Secretary of Revenue’s Award for Excellence in 1985 for this and other work. 
     
Mr. Moody expanded his legal career by working in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Law Bureau for 10 years, handling court appeals involving natural gas, electric, water and sewer utilities, and conducting informal investigations concerning various public utility company operations and practices, and also defending the PUC against employee claims involving discrimination, civil service, workmen’s compensation and unemployment compensation. 
     
In 1998 Mr. Moody joined Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP in Harrisburg, and then in 2009 Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC in Harrisburg. In private practice Mr. Moody continued to focus on natural gas, electric, water and sewer utility matters as well as evolving competitive natural gas and electricity supply matters, and expanded his practice into matters involving municipal corporations, municipality authorities and utility issues while continuing to participate in litigating state tax appeals, including a 2004 Commonwealth Court decision of first impression, affirmed per curiam by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, excluding electric cooperative corporations from the Public Utility Realty Tax Act (PURTA). 
     
Mr. Moody began representing IOGA of PA in 1999 in PUC matters and left Eckert Seamans to join PIOGA in April 2011. Mr. Moody participated in the development of the local ordinance uniformity/preemption provisions of Act 13 of 2012 and helps to guide PIOGA’s efforts to continue development of Pennsylvania’s conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas resources subject to reasonable and science-based government regulations.

Education:
J.D., Dickinson School of Law (1981)
B.A., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh (1977)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
2300 T.M., Pennsylvania Corporate Taxes (co-author)