Baker Botts LLP

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Impressive team of energy attorneys with a strong presence in the Texas electricity market and growing reputation in the oil and gas space. Regularly called in to handle major matters before the PUCT, as well as advising on compliance with RRC regulations. Handles precedent-setting litigation for a broad client base, including trade associations and utilities. Also acts for a number of notable oil and gas companies. Able to draw upon specialists in areas such as tax, environment and real estate, enabling thorough client representation.

Strengths Clients report: "The team is thorough, comprehensive, strategic and knows its subject matter well."

Interviewees say: "The team is always responsive and provides sound advice."

Work highlights Represented CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in an application to the PUCT to change its base electric rates.

Represented Murphy Oil in a petition for declaratory order at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Notable practitioners

Andrea Moore Stover
regularly handles matters before the PUCT, ERCOT and state courts. She has expertise in rate and approval actions. Sources state: "She can quickly get up to speed on an issue and is knowledgeable about applicable precedent."

Leader of the Texas energy regulatory practice
James Barkley
is distinguished in the field for his expertise in both oil and gas side work and electric matters. He is sought after for his leading counsel on ratemaking. Peers say: "He understands the whole breadth of the regulatory landscape and is one of the top litigators in the state."