The volatility of the energy sector, a record number bankruptcies and trying to find lawyers who can keep up with the emphasis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is leading to a shuffling of legal talent in the energy sector.

There have been a series of moves in the energy sector over the past month. CPS Energy saw the departure of three in-house attorneys. The general counsel of Chesapeake Energy resigned after the company emerged from bankruptcy. And energy sector-focused procurement start-up GoExpedi brought on a lawyer from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to lead its legal department.