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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Known for representing clients on power regulatory matters including FERC compliance and litigation and NERC issues. Equally capable of handling complex regulatory issues for oil and gas industry participants, including upstream, midstream and downstream clients. Possesses the ability to advise on the financial instrument side of energy work and has experience working with the CFTC. Particularly noted for handling matters for clients in the renewable energy space. Also sought after for its expertise in power transactions.

Strengths

A client says: "They are a go-to law firm for the electric power cooperative industry."

Interviewees highlight: "Their responsiveness, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness is truly impressive."

Clients report: "The bench of talent is deep and subject matter experts are available regardless of the specialty needed."

Sources say: "All services are top notch technically and delivered with a very high level of customer attention."

Respondents describe the team as "responsive, thorough and helpful."

Work highlights

Represented Oglethorpe Power Corporation in the purchase and remarketing of $212.8 million of tax-exempt 2013 pollution control revenue bonds.

Continued to advise Pattern Energy Group on FERC litigation, generator interconnection and transmission access issues relating to the development of wind generation projects, including a $2 billion wind farm and transmission line in New Mexico.

Continued to represent Calpine Energy Services in ratemaking proceedings and related settlement negotiations with several stakeholders before FERC. The firm also provides ongoing advice on various regulatory compliance matters.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Krupka offers a broad spectrum of regulatory counsel to asset management and commodities trading companies, comprising commercial transactions, investigations and enforcement.
"An excellent attorney who provides first-rate counsel and is a very deep thinker. She's very versatile and can see things from different angles."

Daniel Frank is frequently called upon by transmission companies, generators and cooperatives to advise on applications and proceedings before FERC as well as broader strategic concerns.
"An outstanding attorney who provides counsel that is practical, to the point, and based upon solid and wide-ranging experience. He is a pleasure to work with, client-oriented, and adheres to a team approach."

Herbert Short is cochair of the firm's global energy and infrastructure practice. He has a strong track record representing cooperatives and financial service clients in high-value offerings, and advising on securities compliance matters.
"Extremely knowledgeable on a wide array of cooperative business matters. He is thoughtful in his preparation and counsel, and his delivery is both decisive and calm." "Very knowledgeable and extremely attentive."

Joseph Hall has notable experience in the renewable energy space, often acting on behalf of project developers in transmission matters and regulatory approvals before FERC.
"Absolutely terrific. He's creative, strategic and talented." "A very hard-working, dedicated attorney who is committed to his clients."

Paul Forshay advises clients on a broad range of FERC proceedings and compliance issues in the oil and gas sector.
"Very talented with an ability to synthesize complicated subject matter into a package that is consumable for the business folks." "Exceptionally helpful in dealing with gas arrangements, in particular pipeline operations and regulations. His advice is prompt, commercial and pragmatic."

Thomas Warren effectively counsels clients on M&A and investments alongside broader corporate matters arising from the sector, including finance and tolling agreements.
"He has excellent temperament and judgment."

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Energy & Natural Resources Department

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

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700 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001-3980

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USA - Nationwide

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)


Catherine M Krupka
Band 3
Daniel Frank
Band 4
Joseph Hall
Band 5

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)


Herbert J Short Jr
Band 4
Thomas H Warren
Band 4

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)


Paul F Forshay
Band 4