, Practice Area Leader
Businesses operating in the energy sector must navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape in order to function effectively. Rather than allowing the regulatory process to drive business decisions, we help develop creative and innovative regulatory strategies that achieve client objectives while minimizing regulatory risk. Drawing on experience working in highest levels of government and a wealth of experience representing both regulated entities and their customers, our attorneys offer a unique perspective that we use to anticipate and resolve issues on behalf of our clients.
We handle the full range of energy regulatory matters around the world, including rate and tariff matters, administrative hearings, appellate litigation, reliability standards, enforcement actions, compliance planning and training, certificates and authorizations, industry restructurings, and corporate and finance activities. Our services on the oil and gas and the electric sides of the practice are highly ranked by Chambers USA
, especially in regard to "work before the FERC and the CFTC into market manipulation, reliability, trading improprieties and asset management" as well as "high-quality advice to clients on project development, M&A, trading, and traditional regulatory matters including rate, tariff, and certificate matters." We also have been recognized by Chambers
for our "zealous" advocacy on behalf of our clients.
Practice highlights include:
Former and Current Leadership Positions
- strong knowledge and experience across a broad spectrum of energy-related industries, including natural gas, oil, nuclear, electric, renewable, and petrochemical
- practice members include former counsels at leading regulatory agencies and commissions, including a former General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy and former senior advisors from the U.S. Department of Interior, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and leading global energy companies
- extensive experience representing natural gas and oil pipelines, storage facilities, liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, local distribution companies, and gas marketers and producers
- extensive experience representing transmission owners, investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, merchant generators, and renewable and alternative power generators
- significant experience with energy trading, electric reliability, carbon credit, and climate change matters
- close working relationships with FERC staff; a reputation for integrity and fair dealing broad geographic reach through more than 40 offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, China, and Southeast Asia.
Mary Anne Sullivan, former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); former Deputy General Counsel for the DOE's environment and nuclear programs
Agnes Dover, former Deputy General Counsel for Procurement and Technology Transfer, DOE
Joe Bell, former Assistant General Counsel, Federal Energy Administration (now part of DOE); former trial Attorney, Federal Power Commission; former Special Counsel to the Ministry of Finance, Poland; former General Counsel, Citizens Energy Corporation; current adviser to São Tomé and Príncipe regarding oil revenue management law
Kyle Simpson, former Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy and Associate Deputy Secretary for Energy Programs
Claudette Christian, former Counsel, Export-Import Bank
John Stough, former Chairman, Federal Energy Bar Association's Independent Power Production, Natural Gas Act Rate, and Accounting and Tax Developments committees
Hogan Lovells towers over energy regulation in the USA, offering expertise across the board in the natural gas, oil, power and nuclear industries.
Chambers USA, 2011