Kevin J. Lipson

"Kevin Lipson has an excellent oil and gas regulatory practice with particular acumen in sensitive FERC enforcement matters. He is widely commended for his style; a source says that 'he has that big personality, he can take the spotlight when needed.'"

Chambers USA 2017

In the increasingly complex world of energy regulation, federal enforcement and compliance have become a major focus of business attention.

The reputational and financial risks associated with an Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Enforcement investigation or a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) inquiry weigh heavily on energy company executives. Kevin Lipson has been involved in some of the most important FERC enforcement investigations since the passage of the Energy Policy Act.

His goal is to navigate through the regulatory maze and to minimize the impact on business operations and the bottom line. Kevin has an excellent working relationship with the regulators, and has helped resolve dozens of informal investigations to the satisfaction of clients in the trading, natural gas pipeline, and electricity utility industry. Kevin is also counsel to a major Las Vegas-based casino in its efforts to secure energy supplies from suppliers other than the incumbent utility. Kevin's work in this area has been recognized by virtually every peer and client reviewed ranking publication.

Kevin is also the Chair of the Firm's Global Energy Summit which brings together thought leaders from across the globe to address the issues that drive the global energy business.

Awards and recognitions


Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Energy: Oil and Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (USA)
Chambers Global


Energy: Transaction and Regulatory
Legal 500 US


Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Oil and Gas


Energy Law
The Best Lawyers in America

2007-2009, 2013

Energy and Natural Resources
Washington, DC Super Lawyers


Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (USA)
Chambers Global


Energy: Litigation
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 1980

B.A., The George Washington University, 1977


Board of Directors, Port Clyde Properties, Inc.

Board of Directors, Woodbine House Publishing Company

Lay Board, Anti-defamation League, B'nai B'rith

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Energy Bar Association

President and Co-founder, Jewish Advocacy Center

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Related industries

Financial Institutions

Related practices

Energy Regulatory

Representative experience

Edison International

Las Vegas Sands Corp.


Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Events

Going Global

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

27th Annual ROTH Conference

Hogan Lovells Publications

Prudential Regulators' Margin Rule for Swaps Energy Alert

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