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About Ryan

Ryan Eletto focuses on environmental strategy, energy regulation, regulatory matters and public policy issues. He advises clients in litigation, investigation, enforcement and compliance matters involving administrative agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ryan also works on matters relating to state and federal energy and environmental statutes, such as the Toxic Substances Control Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Natural Gas Act.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Ryan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bruce E. Kasold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C. During his time at the University of North Carolina School of Law, he received the Eugene Gressman and Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award and was a member of the Holderness Moot Court National Team.


Publications and Speeches

What to Expect When You Don’t Know What to Expect: Working the EHS Regulatory Crystal Ball, Young Professionals in Energy Austin Chapter, May 5, 2017.

President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, suggests a weakening of the Chevron Doctrine with less deference to rulemaking efforts from EPA, DOI and other federal agencies, Oil & Gas Financial Journal, February 10, 2017.



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law,
cum laude
University of Southern California,

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York


New York State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association


Knowledge Center



UNC School of Law
Death Penalty and the Supreme Court, Top Grade, Spring, 2014