Energy Regulatory

Energy industry rules and regulations evolve even as complex projects are being planned, financed and run. Our Energy Regulatory team helps major LNG, oil and gas, and power companies understand and comply with the development of rules governing their U.S. projects, including those under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) and Department of the Interior’s (DOI) jurisdiction. We also work closely with the Firm’s projects, construction, and environmental teams to deliver holistic counsel on pioneering energy projects and the related compliance, regulatory and litigation issues that can arise during the course of these projects. Our Firm’s energy litigators, a number of whom have previous government experience at FERC, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice, regularly represent clients in complex regulatory litigation before, and investigations undertaken by, FERC and DOI as well as the Departments of Energy, Commerce, and Agriculture, and many other federal and state regulatory bodies. They also bring extensive experience in energy disputes before agency adjudicators, judges, juries and international arbitration tribunals.

Our FERC team frequently assists potential energy company acquirers and energy facility owners in analyzing and evaluating regulated energy assets and companies for possible purchase or disposition.  We also serve competitive power suppliers throughout the U.S., helping them to manage energy regulatory and compliance issues related to FERC.

Advising leading LNG operators, we have played critical roles in many of the world’s highest-profile LNG projects, helping originate many of the commercial structures and agreements widely used in the industry today. Our FERC team assists LNG clients in advancing import and export terminal construction and licensing through compliance with the commission’s rules.

Our DOI team has extensive experience with leasing, exploration and development permitting, royalties, production operations, decommissioning, safety and environmental, financial security requirements and False Claims Act matters. Our lawyers have successfully represented the world’s leading oil and gas clients before the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Office of Natural Resources Revenue.

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