Bracewell LLP

Deanna E King

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Represents energy industry clients in regulatory compliance, hearings, disputes and litigation, including matters related to competition, market behavior and market design, enforcement and compliance, open access, restructuring and transnational issues related to foreign participation in US energy markets.

Counsels energy sector clients on regulatory and compliance matters and represents them in enforcement, administrative and litigation proceedings, with a focus on organized and bilateral energy markets in the West, contract negotiation and dispute resolution, and compliance with market rules.

Advises clients participating in agency rulemaking and policy proceedings involving competition, pricing and access to wholesale electricity and transmission markets. Plays lead role as counsel for clients in connection with government investigations, contested FERC proceedings and litigation involving federally-regulated electricity and transmission markets. Appears on behalf of energy-sector clients in proceedings before FERC and other federal and state agencies, in federal and state courts, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings.


Co-Chair, Energy Litigation Practice Group

Professional Memberships

Travis County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Texas Law Review Association, Board Member


JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 1998; MEd, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988; BS, Baylor University, 1986