James M.
Bushee
Partner

202.383.0643
512.721.2655

Jim Bushee represents clients nationally in the electric power, natural gas and environmental sectors, focusing on electric infrastructure development and utility regulation. Jim practices before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the Texas Railroad Commission and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, and he has appeared in regulatory proceedings in California, Iowa, Wyoming and Florida. Jim leads Sutherland’s regulatory practice in Austin.

As part of Jim’s infrastructure development practice, he advises on the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and natural resource issues.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Jim was a member of the Legal Staff of the General Motors Energy and Environmental group and was also Environmental and Energy counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: regulatory (2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2016-2017)

Professional Activities

Vice-Chair, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee, American Bar Association (1992–1999)
Vice-Chair, Administrative Law Committee, American Bar Association (1988-1991)
Member, Board of Directors, University of Texas NROTC Alumni Foundation

Education
  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
Languages
  • French

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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