Hogan Lovells Adds Energy Regulatory Partner in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2 February 2011 – Hogan Lovells US LLP announced today that it has expanded its Energy Regulatory Practice Group with the addition of Michael A. Yuffee, as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Yuffee joins from McDermott Will & Emery where he was head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Regulatory practice.

Yuffee focuses his practice on regulatory, enforcement defense, and transactional matters relating to the wholesale energy markets. He regularly represents and counsels clients in regulatory and compliance matters concerning the FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

According to Kevin Lipson, Director of Hogan Lovells' Energy practice, "As energy companies continue to face a ramp up in regulatory proceedings through the FERC and the CFTC, Michael's in-depth knowledge of the energy industry and regulatory compliance will be invaluable to our clients."

Warren Gorrell, Co-CEO of Hogan Lovells added: "Our global energy practice is recognized for its breadth and depth, and adding Michael to the team is a real coup as we continue to focus our work handling energy regulatory matters around the world."

Hogan Lovells' energy practice handles a full range of energy regulatory matters globally, 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.

Yuffee represents wholesale power suppliers, financial institutions, power marketers, and integrated energy companies with respect to regulatory facets of the wholesale power and natural gas markets, including: the formation and redesign of wholesale electricity markets, electricity transmission access, capacity market development, generation and transmission interconnection issues, natural gas pipeline proceedings, and general administrative and civil litigation matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Yuffee was an attorney-advisor in the FERC Office of Administrative Law Judges, where he assisted in all aspects of electricity and natural gas rate proceedings, mergers, and utility restructuring.

Yuffee is a frequent author of energy-related articles, has served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Electric Regulation Committee of the Energy Bar Association, and is recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Chambers USA.

Yuffee holds a J.D. from Washington University School of Law and a B.A. cum laude from Boston University. 

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