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What the team is known for Oil regulatory boutique comprising a number of highly experienced practitioners. Excels in pipeline work, predominantly on the liquids transportation side. Offers pipeline owners a fantastically deep understanding of how best to manage FERC and state regulatory issues. Noted for excellent capability in pipeline ratemaking and appellate matters before the DC Circuit. Continues to develop a strong natural gas pipeline offering, acting in both interstate and intrastate regulatory matters.
Strengths Clients note: "They are all excellent lawyers. They really understand that every client is different, take the time to learn how the client operates and know how to give the client advice they will follow. It is a great firm."
One client highlights: "I would give them top marks all around. They are pragmatic, creative, cost-effective and good to work with."
Work highlights Continued to work with Leveret Pipeline Company and Mid-America Pipeline Company in ongoing proceedings concerning a protest filed by INEOS challenging various tariff filings. The firm recently acted for Leveret and MAPL as intervenors in an appellate case brought by INEOS in the DC Circuit pertaining to a FERC decision finding against the plaintiff.
Bert Tabor possesses a considerable wealth of experience representing pipelines in a broad array of litigation. He also provides expert counsel on both interstate and intrastate regulatory issues.
Charles Caldwell has considerable experience representing pipeline owners in a wide range of FERC proceedings, particularly those concerning tariffs and rates of return as well as advising on related appeals. Market sources describe him as a "top-tier oil pipeline lawyer."
Deborah Repman has notable experience handling a range of liquids pipeline matters, including disputes over tariffs, rates and federal rulemaking. Market sources comment: "She is fantastic to work with; she's experienced, knowledgeable, responsive and reasonable."
Elizabeth Kohlhausen offers considerable experience advising liquids pipeline owners and operators on regulatory compliance and FERC proceedings, including rate cases. Clients praise her "availability and responsiveness," with one also noting: "Our job is a lot easier because of her. She understands the business, what we need and when we need it."
Michelle Boudreaux , described by clients as "a strong litigator and negotiator," is highly sought after by liquids pipelines for a broad array of matters before FERC, including rates and cost allocation disputes. One client remarks: "She eats, sleeps and breathes FERC."