Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) announced that Steven Schnitzer will join the company as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC. Schnitzer was involved in the leveraged buy-out of MAPCO Coal, Inc. (now ARLP) in 1996 and thereafter regularly represented ARLP and its affiliates in a wide array of M&A, corporate finance, joint venture, and other matters until 2014 when he left private practice to become general counsel of what was then an NYSE-listed limited partnership in the midstream business.