Charles J Engel III (Tim)


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Charles Engel

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Tim Engel's practice focuses on energy, antitrust and complex commercial litigation.  He is a partner in King & Spalding’s Business Litigation and Energy Practice Groups in Washington, D.C.

Recognized by Legal 500 in both its “First Tier” ranking of “Energy: Litigation” and “Second Tier” ranking of “Energy: Regulatory” matters, Mr. Engel represents clients in litigation and investigations ranging from upstream oil and gas royalty matters to downstream refined product antitrust matters.  Mr. Engel’s regulatory practice includes advising clients on royalty, E&P permitting and leasing matters.  He regularly represents clients before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.  He was lead counsel for a major oil and gas producer in environmental and permitting litigation seeking to halt offshore exploration and production following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Mr. Engel represents clients across numerous industries in class actions, multidistrict and civil litigation involving allegations of price fixing, price discrimination, monopolization, unfair trade practices, patent misuse, breach of contract, and False Claims Act and RICO violations.  He has represented clients in the natural gas, petroleum products and electric power industries in connection with investigations of market manipulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and state agencies.  He is antitrust counsel to a major energy trade association and represents clients in investigations before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. 

Mr. Engel was Co-Chair (2014 and 2015) of the Institute for Energy Law’s Annual Energy Litigation Conference in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Engel received his B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Syracuse University.   


  • Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on Pipelines "Made in America;" Comments Due April 7, 2017 (March 2017)

  • President Trump Issues Memorandum On "Construction Of American Pipelines" (January 2017)

  • Flaring Litigation in North Dakota is Capped, Energy Law Exchange (June 2014)

  • As Coal Exports Hit Record Highs, Interior Inspector General Questions Lease Valuations, Lexology, J.D. Supra (July 2013)

  • A Decade’s Worth of Coal Sales to be Scrutinized by Interior, Senate, Lexology, J.D. Supra (March 2013)

  • Oil, Gas, and Mining Companies Encouraged to Submit Nominations by August 27 for U.S. extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee, Lexology (August 2012)

  • Courts Reject Post-Deepwater Horizon Environmental Challenges, Energy Newsletter (June  2012)

  • Oil & Gas Royalties:  ONRR seeks to employ Dodd-Frank's oil, gas and minerals payment disclosure provision to ‘cross-check’ royalty, rent, and bonus payments, Lexology, J.D. Supra (September 2011)

  • U.S. State Department Issues Statement on Dodd-Frank's Conflict Minerals Provision, Energy Newsletter (August 2011)

  • Reforming Oil & Gas Valuation Regulations, Law 360 (July 2011)

  • Oil & Gas Royalties: Major Changes Contemplated in U.S. Federal Oil and Gas Valuation Regulations, Martindale  (July 2011)

  • CFTC Adopts More Aggressive Approach to Market Manipulation in the Wake of Dodd-Frank Act and Rise in Energy Prices, Martindale  (July 2011)

  • Recent Twists in Federal Royalty Law, Institute for Energy Law (February 2010)

  • FERC’s Market Manipulation Investigatory and Enforcement Process, Financial Law Fraud Report (January 2010)

  • FTC’s Guide to Complying with Petroleum Market Manipulation Regulations Alert (November 2009)

  • Recent Developments in the False Claims Act/Qui Tam Field Alert (June 2009)

  • FERC Considers Market Manipulation, Oil & Gas Financial Journal (March 2008)
J.D., magna cum laude & Order of the Coif, Syracuse University
B.A., Georgetown University

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Supreme Court of the United States
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U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia