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Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) - USA
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Notable practitioners

Eugene Elrod possesses significant expertise in advising pipeline owners and developers in a broad array of FERC matters and regulatory issues, including rate-setting disputes, project permitting and transaction approval.
"A stalwart of the Bar. He's a really strong lawyer and a wonderful man." "A gifted litigator."

Robin Fredrickson has a stellar reputation for handling major mergers and acquisitions across the oil and gas sector, frequently acting for private equity investors.
"An excellent technical lawyer who really knows the area."

David Kurzweil offers considerable transactional expertise at the single asset and portfolio level alongside advising on commercial agreements supporting project financing.
"You cannot find a finer attorney anywhere. He has a brilliant mind, is creative, thoughtful and really dives in." "He is one of the pre-eminent transactional partners out there."

Patrick Nevins is adept at advising pipeline owners, joint venture operators and project developers on FERC and other regulatory approvals as well as handling proceedings concerning tariffs and rate design.
"Has a great commercial sense, he's timely and he produces a fantastic work product." "A truly excellent lawyer."

Edward Sonnenschein is a strong choice for power sector mergers, acquisitions and other commercial transactions, with particular strength in matters involving wind and solar assets.
"He thinks very well on his feet and he's very intelligent."

David Schwartz has considerable experience advising clients on high-stakes proceedings before FERC, including those arising from market manipulation allegations.
"A leader in the field and a top-line lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and has very strong intuition." "An extremely effective, strategic thinker who pays keen attention to detail. He takes the time to really understand our businesses and provide the right type of advice."

Michael Gergen is a strong choice for clients on a broad range of issues, with expertise spanning regulatory, transactional and legislative matters concerning power markets.
"Very intelligent, super smart and easygoing. His contributions are always meaningful."

Tyler Brown has experience handling approvals for transactions and project development as well as a broad range of power market matters, including rulemaking and cost allocation.
"Very responsive and does great work on detailed issues. He is a rising star in the space."

James Blackburn has experience in a range of power market matters, including ratemaking and rulemaking. He also assists on FERC investigations, particularly those concerning market manipulation and tariff violations.
"A very strong attorney and a rising star in the industry."

Stephen Szalkowski focuses his practice on midstream oil and gas transactions, and is frequently sought after for acquisitions.
"Combines a prestigious intellect with a very practical approach. He has a great memory, does not overwork the issues and gives reasonable advice."

Justin Stolte has considerable expertise in upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions, including high-value strategic M&A.
"An incredibly commercial attorney who has a very good understanding of what's important in a transaction. He's a very good listener and negotiates to get the deal done."

Michael King's practice spans the upstream and midstream spaces, with experience advising on acquisitions and sales of assets as well as joint ventures and commercial agreements.
"A very strong, knowledgeable oil and gas lawyer."

Jeff Munoz provides a broad roster of oil and gas sector clients expert counsel on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and project development.
"A strong negotiator who really addresses the issues." "He understands the depth and breadth of legal problems and consistently provides sound business advice."

Natasha Gianvecchio is an accomplished regulatory attorney who possesses strengths across litigation and transactional matters in the electricity sector.
"A tremendous attorney; she's very knowledgeable and has a great sense of the law." "She's very strategic, effective at organising project work and a great writer; she makes sure all of the filings are top-quality."

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Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

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David L Schwartz
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Michael Gergen
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Natasha Gianvecchio
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Tyler Brown
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Energy: Electricity (Transactional)

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David Kurzweil
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Edward Sonnenschein
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Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

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Eugene R Elrod
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Patrick Nevins
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Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

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Robin S Fredrickson
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Jeff Munoz
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Michael King
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Justin T. Stolte
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Stephen C Szalkowski
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