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Janna R. Chesno

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Janna R. Chesno

Janna Chesno provides legal and practical advice on all regulated aspects of the U.S. natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries, including regulatory, policy, environmental, compliance, and due diligence matters. Janna's asset-focused, cross-practice perspective is rare among her peers, stemming from years of experience as an in-house counsel with Dominion Resources (where she supported the natural gas-related segments of Dominion Energy).

From helping her regulated clients navigate complex contractual and compliance matters, to building and litigating rate cases under Sections 4 and 5 of the Natural Gas Act, or counseling her project development clients on energy policy, regulatory, transactional, and environmental matters, Janna stands apart. She works efficiently with her clients and their consultants to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented in the regulated and unregulated natural gas markets, while simultaneously advancing business objectives.

Janna practices primarily before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and Maryland Public Service Commission. In addition to her agency practice, Janna helps her in-house counsel advance day-to-day compliance, contractual, and tariff matters.

Janna serves on the Board of the Energy Bar Association and is the author of AGA Regulation of the Gas Industry, Ch. 21, (Liquefied Natural Gas), Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. (William A. Mogel ed.).

Representative Experience

Representing pipeline and marketing company clients in seven different interstate natural gas pipeline rate cases before FERC.

Representing client in connection with a proposed US$3.8bn investment to expand existing facilities to add liquefaction and export facilities.

Performing regulatory due diligence in connection with potential equity investments in four proposed U.S. LNG export facilities.

Representing client in development of regulated natural gas pipeline infrastructure to serve growing power generation market in Pennsylvania.

Drafted and directly negotiated all terms of natural gas pipeline tariff for FERC-regulated pipeline client.

Successfully deposed an expert witness in connection with complex litigation involving dispute over a power sale contract.

Structured a NAESB gas purchase and sale and successful open season that resulted in a binding contract of significant value to the client.

Representing large U.S. energy trade association in four appeals before the D.C. Circuit involving NEPA challenges to LNG infrastructure development.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Alabama, 1999


  • Board Member, Energy Bar Association
  • Member, Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Women's Council on Energy and the Environment

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
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