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Energy Regulation

Mapping solutions to energy regulatory challenges.

While pushing the energy industry forward, our clients face an energy regulatory landscape that often pushes right back. Husch Blackwell energy regulatory attorneys have a long track record of helping clients overcome regulatory obstacles at both the federal and state level in order to move important projects forward.

Our energy regulation attorneys provide a full range of legal services and guidance to clients subject to government regulation of energy. We handle regulatory, litigation, and business issues affecting the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity; regional power markets; and natural gas, crude oil, petroleum products and renewable fuels. We also regularly advise clients on rate and cost allocation issues, as well as interconnection procedures in regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) across the country.

Our energy regulatory law team includes the former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), former FERC and state regulatory commission members, and former legislative professionals responsible for shaping energy policy, as well as two attorneys who formerly worked at the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) handling contested Certificates of Convenience and Need (CCN) and rulemakings. This collective experience and insider’s perspective give our clients a valuable competitive edge.

Articles | November 1, 2018
Law360 Expert Analysis: How FERC Aims to Change Transmission Rate Setting

James Hoecker and Sylvia Bartells authored an article on an October 16, 2018 FERC order in the remand proceeding associated with Emera Maine v. FERC.

Full article: How FERC Aims to Change Transmission Rate Setting

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 24, 2018
Houston Business Journal: Husch Blackwell partner gives outlook for 17th annual Gas and Power Institute

Chris Reeder discusses topics of note and how the annual Gas & Power Institute — and the industry at large — has evolved over the past two decades.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | May 14, 2018
S&P Global Platts: Previous FERC chairs trade views on pipeline policy, nuclear power credits

James Hoecker comments on hot topics in the gas and power sector during the annual Energy Bar Association meeting.

Media Mentions | January 29, 2018
Law360: Split Rulings Show Appetite to Change FERC Pipeline Policy (log-in required)

James Hoecker comments on a call to look at changes to the 1999 FERC policy regarding pipelines.

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