Energy & Natural Resources - Nationwide
Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.
What the team is known for Excels at energy regulatory and litigation work related to the electricity and oil and gas sectors. Represents clients in matters before FERC and in the courts related to issues such as market manipulation, transmission and antitrust. Also viewed as having one of the best pipeline regulatory practices in the country.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very knowledgeable on regulatory issues and bring a tremendous amount of experience; they are very sophisticated lawyers and can handle complex issues very efficiently."
"They not only know the law, but are very pragmatic, really even-keeled, well-informed advisers."
Work highlights Represented TE Products Pipeline Company (TEPCO) in a FERC matter related to a cost-of-service rate increase for TEPCO's transportation of natural gas liquids and petroleum products.
Represented Southern California Edison before FERC and in courts in DC and California in litigation stemming from the California power crisis of 2000-01.
Steven Brose has a superb reputation and is widely considered by market sources to be one of the deans of the oil pipeline Bar. He represents pipeline companies in matters such as FERC rate cases and development approval matters. Sources say: "He has a real keen feel for the issues that are important and comes up with very common-sense approaches to address issues."
Douglas Green represents utilities in litigation and in regulatory matters related to bodies such as FERC, the DOE and DOJ. He is especially singled out for his knowledge of market power issues and antitrust matters. "He has a great ability to assess a case and evaluate what the strengths and weaknesses are, and he gives very measured and mature advice on how to deal with high-stakes litigation," notes one impressed interviewee.
David Raskin acts for clients in FERC matters in the electricity space. He is singled out by sources for his skills as an advocate and for his knowledge of FERC rate cases and transmission matters. "He is an excellent lawyer; he listens to clients and very actively tries to understand their problems, and he is sincere in getting them the service they need," reports one commentator.
Steven Reed is a highly respected attorney and focuses on representing oil pipeline companies in FERC proceedings. He advised Enbridge Energy in connection with a protest that had been filed at FERC claiming that his client had unlawfully prevented another pipeline company from connecting to its system. Peers describe him as "seasoned, very knowledgeable, with great relationship skills."
Richard Roberts is an experienced electricity attorney with a practice that encompasses litigation, regulatory matters and restructuring. He represented PSEG Power in federal court litigation that challenged the constitutionality of the Maryland Public Service Commission's program to subsidize the building of new power generation facilities. Sources say: "He has an encyclopedic knowledge of electricity law and he is knowledgeable, bright and politically savvy."
Daniel Poynor focuses on representing oil pipeline companies in state and federal regulatory proceedings. Recent highlights for Poynor include acting for Enterprise Products in a number of FERC matters. "He is a really bright guy and he has a creative way of presenting arguments," asserts one source.
Steven Ross is an experienced FERC lawyer who represents clients in the electricity sector. He acted for American Electric Power in restructuring its Ohio subsidiary in order to comply with Ohio's regulations for retail competition.
Significant clients ConocoPhillips, BP Pipelines, Western Refining Pipeline Company, American Transmission Company, Duke Energy.