Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

USA - Nationwide
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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 Clients reveal: "It is an excellent group that is helpful in flagging issues that may raise concerns for clients. Their calm demeanor and professionalism also set them apart."

One source comments: "I am impressed with their collegiality, which makes them more effective."

Clients note: "They are client-savvy, responsive and accommodating."

Sources note: "All members of the team stand out as excellent partners in developing, drafting, and executing complicated transactions."

Clients highlight: "It is a great firm with a lot of knowledge built up from working on transactions. They also put a great emphasis on understanding, and then delivering, exactly what the client wants."

Sources say: "They're responsive and timely with respect to both individual communications and projects as a whole."

Interviewees note: "The team is willing to state an opinion and provide a recommended conclusion or suggested path forward."

Work highlights Represented Calpine Energy Services in ratemaking proceedings and related settlement negotiations with several stakeholders before FERC. The firm also provides on-going advice on various regulatory compliance matters.

Advised Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) on a joint venture with Ørsted and Eversource, whereby CET will purchase and operate the offshore portion of the transmission assets constructed by Ørsted and Eversource for the Bay State Wind project.

Continued to advise Pattern Energy on strategic matters concerning various wind generation projects, including FERC litigation and generator interconnection and transmission access issues.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Krupka offers a broad spectrum of regulatory counsel to asset management and commodities trading companies, comprising commercial transactions, investigations and enforcement. Clients comment: "She is very easy to work with, approachable, commercially minded and always available."

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. Market commentators highlight: "He knows the pulse of the industry specific to FERC."

Paul Forshay advises clients on a broad range of FERC proceedings and compliance issues in the oil and gas sector. Sources say: "He can really dig in and understand large matters with a lot of issues."

Thomas Warren effectively counsels clients on M&A and investments alongside broader corporate matters arising from the sector, including finance and tolling agreements. Market sources note: "One of his biggest strengths is his ability to explain the downstream implications of complex contractual provisions."