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Kevin J. Lipson

Partner
Washington, D.C.
Houston

Kevin J. Lipson
Phone
+1 202 637 5614 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 713 632 1426 (Houston)
Fax
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)

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.

Practices

Representative Experience

Edison International

Las Vegas Sands Corp.

NRG

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 1977

Memberships

  • 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
  • Texas

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

2004-2016

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Chambers USA

2007-2013, 2009-2010

USA - Energy: Oil and Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Energy: Electricity

Chambers Global

2012

Energy: Transaction and Regulatory

Legal 500 US

2011-2013

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

2006-2014

The Best Lawyers in America,Energy Law

2013

Energy and Natural Resources, 2007-2009, 2013

Washington, DC Super Lawyers

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