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In Brief: A Digest of Energy Regulation Projects

Client Success
  • Defended a natural gas marketing company in enforcement proceedings seeking millions of dollars in civil penalties for alleged market manipulation violations. Challenged FERC’s statutory authority and raised constitutional due process challenge to FERCs attempt to impose civil penalties based upon retroactive application of a change in commission policy. FERC dropped the market manipulation charges and settled the matter.
  • Ongoing representation of major industry trade association in legislative and regulatory proceedings involving electric transmission issues
  • Represent producers and marketers of natural gas in pipeline certificate and rate proceedings
  • Regulatory counsel in FERC electric rate proceedings for a wide range of market participants
  • Counsel a wide range of electric, natural gas, oil and renewables clients on compliance with regulatory requirements and jurisdictional issues
  • Defeated natural gas pipeline proposals to revise gas quality specifications
  • Obtained favorable Declaratory Orders from the FERC on jurisdictional issues
  • Represented firm shipper in challenge to natural gas pipeline rate filings resulting in order of more than $20 million in refunds for FLU overcharges
  • Obtained distribution to a client of hundreds of thousands of refund dollars under FERC enforcement proceeding against client’s trading partner found to have engaged in market manipulation
  • Regulatory counsel to midstream natural gas company on 550,000 Dth/day pipeline expansion project in Marcellus shale producing region
  • Represented natural gas producers in complex natural gas contract disputes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in successfully litigated or settled claims
  • Chief litigation counsel for major oil company in successful multi-million dollar oil pipeline transportation and cost recovery arbitration proceeding
  • Successfully defended natural gas gatherer in Complaint proceeding before FERC seeking to impose federal regulation under the Natural Gas Act on the gatherer’s pipeline facilities
  • Represented the independent market monitor of an RTO in federal litigation
  • Represented consortium developing a clean coal plant on a PPA with the Illinois Power Agency and Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Our team filed the first CO2 pipeline application with the ICC in state history, advised on discussions with the Illinois Finance Authority, analyzed state public utility and energy legislation, and developed liability management legislation.