ANCHORAGE – January 18, 2019 – The Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Patrick Bergt has joined AOGA as its new Regulatory & Legal Affairs Manager.

Lifelong Alaskan, Mr. Bergt most recently has been of counsel with Guess & Rudd involved in defense orientated litigation with a unique combination of criminal and civil litigation. He started his career as a prosecutor for the San Diego County District Attorney’s office right out of law school and served as a District Attorney in Anchorage for over three years. He was recognized as a top criminal defense attorney
for attorneys under 40.

As AOGA’s Regulatory & Legal Affairs Manager, Mr. Bergt will be responsible for managing issues related to local, state, and federal regulatory programs affecting the oil and gas industry in Alaska. “Patrick has an incredible litigation background with a reputation for a sincere commitment to his clients and strong work ethic,” said AOGA President and CEO Kara Moriarty. “He is a dedicated Alaskan who
wants to put his talents to work advocating for responsible oil and gas development. We are excited to have him on the team.”

Mr. Bergt is admitted to the Alaska and California Bar Associations as well as with the federal District Court of Alaska and Southern District of California. He started his collegiate career playing football for the University of Oregon Ducks. He received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Oregon University and his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he was on the Dean’s list. He is married with two young children and enjoys fishing, hunting and flying.

AOGA is a professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry in Alaska for the benefit of all Alaskans. More information about the organization can be found at, on Facebook (AlaskaOilAndGas), or Twitter (@AOGA).