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Tim Engel focuses on energy, antitrust and complex commercial litigation matters. As a partner in our Government and Regulatory practices, Tim also represents clients in related investigations and regulatory matters.

Tim represents clients in matters ranging from upstream oil and gas royalties to downstream refined product antitrust issues. In regulatory matters, he advises clients on royalty, exploration and production permitting and leasing. He regularly represents clients before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and the Interior Board of Land Appeals.

Tim also represents clients across numerous industries in class actions, multidistrict and civil litigation in matters 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 natural gas, petroleum and electric power industry clients in market manipulation investigations by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and state agencies.

Along with publishing articles on a variety of energy-related topics, Tim serves as antitrust counsel to a major energy trade association and has represented clients in investigations before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.

Tim has been recognized in a First Tier Legal 500 ranking for his work in Energy Litigation, and Second Tier in Energy Regulatory matters. He was a recent co-chair of the Institute for Energy Law’s Annual Energy Litigation Conference in Houston, Texas. He currently serves as Chair of the Institute for Energy Law’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Committee (2018-2020).

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Credentials

J.D., Syracuse University, magna cum laude & Order of the Coif

B.A., Georgetown University

District of Columbia

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

First Tier ranking in Energy: Litigation matters


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Second Tier ranking in Energy: Regulatory matters


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First Tier ranking in Energy: Litigation matters


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Second Tier ranking in Energy: Regulatory matters


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Matters

Duflock v. Chevron Corporation (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (pending class action filed on behalf of all crude oil and gas lease owners in California, now limited to one field).

ConocoPhillips Co. v. Jewell, et al., 16-cv-00486 MCA-SCY (D. N.M.) (suit over federal royalties and ONRR regulations on post-production cost deductions).

U.S. ex rel. Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Co. (E.D. Tex.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging violations of federal gas regulations).

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Duflock v. Chevron Corporation (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (pending class action filed on behalf of all crude oil and gas lease owners in California, now limited to one field).

ConocoPhillips Co. v. Jewell, et al., 16-cv-00486 MCA-SCY (D. N.M.) (suit over federal royalties and ONRR regulations on post-production cost deductions).

U.S. ex rel. Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Co. (E.D. Tex.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging violations of federal gas regulations).

U.S. ex rel. Little v. ENI Petroleum Co. (W.D. Okla.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging underpayments of interest owed on past due royalties). 

U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell Oil Co. (E.D. Tex.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging violations of federal oil valuation regulations).

In re Natural Gas Royalties Qui Tam Litigation, MDL 1293 (D. Wyo.) (multi-district qui tam litigation).

Palmer v. Texaco Exploration and Products Co. (D. Colo.) (various oil and gas False Claims Act allegations).

Representing a major oil company in Pennsylvania Attorney General investigation of gas royalty payments in Marcellus region.

Represented a major oil company in state investigations of federal lease royalty payments in New Mexico and California.

Litigating numerous matters before Office of National Resources Revenue and Interior Board of Land Appeals involving federal leasing, exploration and production, and royalty matters.

Aguilar v. Arco, et al (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (represented major refiner in class action involving claims of price fixing and unfair competition pertaining to retail gasoline).

Anzai (State of Hawaii) v. Chevron Corp. (D. Ha.) (represented major refiner in parens patriae action alleging price fixing of retail gasoline on behalf of all Hawaii consumers).

Duke Power Co. v. Westinghouse Corp. (W.D.N.C.) (represented plaintiff in fraud RICO and breach of contract claims involving nuclear power plant equipment).

Matters

Duflock v. Chevron Corporation (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (pending class action filed on behalf of all crude oil and gas lease owners in California, now limited to one field).

ConocoPhillips Co. v. Jewell, et al., 16-cv-00486 MCA-SCY (D. N.M.) (suit over federal royalties and ONRR regulations on post-production cost deductions).

U.S. ex rel. Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Co. (E.D. Tex.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging violations of federal gas regulations).

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Matters

Duflock v. Chevron Corporation (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (pending class action filed on behalf of all crude oil and gas lease owners in California, now limited to one field).

ConocoPhillips Co. v. Jewell, et al., 16-cv-00486 MCA-SCY (D. N.M.) (suit over federal royalties and ONRR regulations on post-production cost deductions).

U.S. ex rel. Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Co. (E.D. Tex.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging violations of federal gas regulations).

U.S. ex rel. Little v. ENI Petroleum Co. (W.D. Okla.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging underpayments of interest owed on past due royalties). 

U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell Oil Co. (E.D. Tex.) (False Claims Act litigation alleging violations of federal oil valuation regulations).

In re Natural Gas Royalties Qui Tam Litigation, MDL 1293 (D. Wyo.) (multi-district qui tam litigation).

Palmer v. Texaco Exploration and Products Co. (D. Colo.) (various oil and gas False Claims Act allegations).

Representing a major oil company in Pennsylvania Attorney General investigation of gas royalty payments in Marcellus region.

Represented a major oil company in state investigations of federal lease royalty payments in New Mexico and California.

Litigating numerous matters before Office of National Resources Revenue and Interior Board of Land Appeals involving federal leasing, exploration and production, and royalty matters.

Aguilar v. Arco, et al (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (represented major refiner in class action involving claims of price fixing and unfair competition pertaining to retail gasoline).

Anzai (State of Hawaii) v. Chevron Corp. (D. Ha.) (represented major refiner in parens patriae action alleging price fixing of retail gasoline on behalf of all Hawaii consumers).

Duke Power Co. v. Westinghouse Corp. (W.D.N.C.) (represented plaintiff in fraud RICO and breach of contract claims involving nuclear power plant equipment).

Credentials

J.D., Syracuse University, magna cum laude & Order of the Coif

B.A., Georgetown University

District of Columbia

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

First Tier ranking in Energy: Litigation matters


Legal 500

Second Tier ranking in Energy: Regulatory matters


Legal 500

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Recognition

First Tier ranking in Energy: Litigation matters


Legal 500

Second Tier ranking in Energy: Regulatory matters


Legal 500