Hogan Lovells adds former FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee to Washington, D.C. office

Hogan Lovells adds former FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee to Washington, D.C. office

Press releases | 30 August 2021

Washington, D.C., 30 August 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells today added former Federal Energy Regulatory Chairman Neil Chatterjee to its Energy regulatory practice as a Senior Advisor in Washington, D.C.

Appointed and confirmed by the Senate as FERC Chairman in 2017, Chatterjee has championed several strategic initiatives during his time leading FERC. Those initiatives include improving FERC’s liquid natural gas application review and approval process, ensuring new technologies can compete freely in energy markets, securing the nation’s energy infrastructure from physical and cyber threats, along with a constant focus on improving the U.S. energy infrastructure. Prior to his tenure at FERC, Chatterjee served as an advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), where he played an integral role in the passage of major energy, highway and agriculture legislation.

“I’m thrilled to join Hogan Lovells. Throughout my experience at FERC, I worked closely with the firm on many occasions and always came away impressed by not only the quality of their work but with the way its attorneys carried themselves,” Chatterjee said. “The dedication to producing best-in-class service from a first-rate team of energy lawyers that are backed by an extraordinarily deep bench of regulatory lawyers in the U.S. and around the globe is one of the many reasons I look forward to taking the next step in my career with Hogan Lovells.”

As a member of our Energy regulatory practice, Chatterjee’s broad knowledge and experience at the highest levels of energy policymaking at FERC and on Capitol Hill will provide our clients with a significant advantage in the increasingly complex and evolving energy market.

“I could not be more excited to have Neil join our team,” said Stefan Krantz, who serves on Hogan Lovells’ Global Regulatory & IPMT leadership team and heads the firm’s FERC practice. “While he was FERC Chairman and Commissioner, I always appreciated his candor and willingness to work with our clients to move the industry forward. Our clients will benefit greatly from his insight and experience at the highest levels of government.”

“The regulatory and economic environment for energy companies is rapidly changing and growing more complex by the day. Neil is the perfect addition to help clients navigate these changes and emerge stronger because of it,” said Amy Roma, leader of Hogan Lovells Energy regulatory practice.

In addition to his successful career as a policymaker, Chatterjee has also developed a reputation as a collaborative leader who encourages thoughtful discourse and supports innovation wherever possible. For example, in 2019, Chatterjee launched the EnVision Forum to bring together thought leaders and new voices in the energy world.

“As Hogan Lovells continues to invest in the D.C. market, it’s a testament to our strong reputation that we have added yet another government leader who is respected on both sides of the aisle to our bench” said Michele Farquhar, office managing partner for the Washington, D.C. office. “I look forward to having Neil join our D.C. office community, and know that his counsel and experience will be of great value to our people across practices and industries.”

Chatterjee is the latest of several senior government officials to join Hogan Lovells. At the partner level, recent additions include Timothy Bergreen, the former staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence joined, former Chief Counsel and Acting Deputy Administrator at the Federal Aviation Administration Arjun Garg, and former Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Kelly Ann Shaw.