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Jackson Kelly Attorney to Speak at Building a Resilient West Virginia Conference

April 4, 2016

Jackson Kelly attorney Kelley Goes will be a speaker at Building a Resilient West Virginia: Taking Control of the Mountain State’s Future as part of the National Energy Conference on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia. She will join Keith Burdette, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Commerce as part of a panel discussion titled “West Virginia’s Transitioning Economy: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?” The event is being hosted by the West Virginia University John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics and the College of Law’s Center for Energy & Sustainable Development.

Goes practices in the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group in the Charleston, West Virginia, office.  Ms. Goes previously served as the State Director for United States Senator Joe Manchin, III, as the Cabinet Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Commerce and Executive Director of the West Virginia Development Office.  In these roles, she evaluated business deals for economic viability and investment opportunities, and reviewed potential funding sources ranging from asset-based lending to private equity.  Ms. Goes also has a strong working knowledge of the legal issues and protocols of the myriad West Virginia state agencies ranging from legislation and regulatory compliances to labor matters and bond issues. Ms. Goes earned a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and Order of the Coif from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1995.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1991 and was a National Merit Scholar. For more information on the conference, please click here.


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