Steven C. Sparling

Practice Area Leader — Energy, Infrastructure and Resources

1601 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006-1600
United States of America
Steven Sparling is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Houston offices. Mr. Sparling has a comprehensive understanding of the global LNG and oil industries—legal, operational and commercial. He has represented clients in connection with the strategic assessment, project development and optimization of over 40 projects in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

In addition, he works proactively to advise on charterparties, marine operations, marine services agreements, tug services agreements, risk management and liability issues, safety and oil spill preparedness, as well as compliance matters involving U.S. anti-boycott laws, sanctions programs, customs, trade classifications and Jones Act requirements.

His clients include national oil companies, international oil companies, oil and gas marketers, utilities, financial institutions, project developers, project operators, and shipping companies.


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1990)
  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law (2000)
    (magna cum laude)


Bar of District of Columbia, Bar of New York, Bar of Texas, Bar of Virginia (Inactive)
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