Reed Smith LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Growing Houston-based team, recognized for its strength in the oil and gas regulatory space, routinely representing clients before the CFTC and FERC. Assists clients with complex including pipeline and natural gas storage-related litigation, capacity allocation and rate structuring.

Strengths A client says: "They're very responsive and provide great customer service; they make us feel like a priority, take our matters to heart and work very hard for us. They're a great partner."

Work highlights Continued to represent Medallion Pipeline in numerous commercial and regulatory matters before FERC and the Texas Railroad Commission.

Notable practitioners

As a former FERC commissioner, Colette Honorable possesses considerable knowledge of regulatory compliance, enforcement and other FERC proceedings. Market commentators note: "She understands where the regulators are coming from and really knows her way around the process, the steps to take and the space to negotiate. She helps clients navigate through complicated issues."

Sources say Peggy Heeg "is able to address complex issues and has a great feel for the business challenges. She's at the cutting edge of compliance and enforcement." She is recognized for her representation of pipelines in capacity allocation and rate structure matters.

Regina Speed-Bost has considerable experience advising pipeline owners on a range of FERC matters, including compliance, enforcement proceedings and rate disputes. Sources highlight: "She is efficient, knowledgeable and her customer service is great; she takes the time to understand clients' interests and needs."