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Jones Day

Energy & Natural Resources

6 ranked lawyersBand 4USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Noted for its expertise spanning the power and oil and gas sectors, counting power generators, institutional investors, electric utilities and pipeline operators as part of its client base. Ably assists with master limited partnerships, joint ventures and other commercial agreements in the oil and gas sector. Also handles a broad range of regulatory matters in the power sector including M&A approval, investigations and rate and tariff proceedings.

Strengths

One client reports: "Jones Day has a very deep bench and is able to bring to bear as much horsepower as needed to deal with complex transactions, short turnarounds or multiple parties. They're able to quickly bring the very best to an issue and do so very effectively and efficiently."

A source notes: "They have a deep understanding of the market and quick response times when a matter is urgent."

Interviewees praise the firm's "strong, seasoned lawyers."

Commentators describe the group as a "very good, tireless and thorough team."

Work highlights

Represented Ørsted US Trading in matters included obtaining required tariff authorization from FERC to make wholesale sales at market-based rates,

Represented Chevron in the divestiture of its 43% interest in its upstream natural gas assets in Colombia.

Notable practitioners

David Applebaum leverages his experience in FERC's Office of Enforcement to assist clients with a range of regulatory matters, most notably investigations, enforcement and compliance.
"A joy to work with." "Thoughtful, careful and provides realistic legal advice. He also has good business acumen."

James Beh has notable experience assisting power generators, institutional investors and electric utilities on a broad range of regulatory matters. He has particular knowledge of issues arising in the California energy market.
"A very fine attorney; he's smart and a pleasure to work with." "Extremely smart." "Jim has an excellent reputation, he's a very good lawyer."

James Olson has experience advising oil and gas pipeline clients on a range of regulatory matters, including rate and tariff proceedings before FERC.
"An effective and dynamic litigator who is very well liked." "A go-to referral for gas matters before FERC."

Jeffrey Schlegel has an excellent capacity to effectively assist with joint venture and master limited partnership structuring. He has further expertise in a broad array of commercial agreements in the oil and gas sector.
"He has incredible expertise and very deep experience in gas-related transactions. He gives a timely, accurate view of where agreements are heading, he's very practical and he's a strong negotiator."

Kenneth Driver is recognized for his representation of electric utilities in FERC proceedings. His experience includes handling transmission and rate issues, as well as nonpublic investigations.
"An excellent attorney who is detail-orientated and has a strong knowledge of the industry as well as the regulatory environment at FERC."

Serena Rwejuna often advises energy companies and utilities on formula rates and assists with obtaining approvals from FERC. She is also experienced assisting on enforcement actions.
"An excellent associate."

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Energy & Natural Resources Department

Jones Day

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250 Vesey Street

New York

New York

USA

10281-1047

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)


David A. Applebaum
Band 4
James C Beh
Band 3
Kenneth Driver
Band 5
Serena Rewjuna
Associates to watch

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)


James E Olson
Band 4

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


Jeffrey A Schlegel
Band 3