Sutherland’s energy regulatory practice is actively attended by twenty-six of our attorneys. The practice encompasses representation of clients before many federal and state regulatory agencies whose actions shape the energy business. Our clients span the breadth of the energy industry, from production through consumption, and all are directly or indirectly affected by energy and energy commodity regulations. For example, we represent natural gas producers, electric cooperatives, electric generators (particularly independent power producers) and power marketers, industrial and other gas and electricity end use consumers, and various companies that trade and make markets in energy commodities, as well as some interstate pipelines and gas and electric utilities.
Our work for these clients includes representation before a host of federal and state regulatory bodies, including CFTC; FERC; RUS; SEC (PUHCA) and State PUCs (click on the links in the left navigation for more information).
Sutherland has long been known for its work before administrative and regulatory agencies. On behalf of clients, we regularly undertake those actions in both federal and state jurisdictions that help determine the success of our clients.
Our regulatory practice intersects with the firm’s broad energy practice in many ways. Sutherland’s attorneys offer clients extensive knowledge of and experience with federal and state regulatory agencies. Our attorneys have been at the forefront of the development of more competitive, open access interstate and state energy markets. In all instances, we seek to ensure that our clients’ interests are made known to federal and state policymakers and that our actions further the energy-related goals of our clients’ businesses.
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