Ty Johnson counsels domestic and international energy clients in energy regulatory matters and in offshore wind development and permitting. 

In his energy regulatory practice, Ty advises on the regulatory regimes administered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Department of Energy, as well as other federal and state agencies. He represents energy marketers and transmission owners in matters involving compliance with the Federal Power Act, and he represents clients involved in regulatory litigation before FERC and in related appellate litigation. Ty works with clients on energy regulatory developments in the Northwest and the Western United States, with a focus on transmission and rate matters related to the Bonneville Power Administration and in related appellate proceedings. He is experienced with FERC’s natural gas transportation regulations, including with tariff and certificate proceedings, compliance audits and enforcement proceedings. He has also advised clients on numerous aspects of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports and exports, including Department of Energy licensing and FERC certificate proceedings.

Ty advises offshore wind developers and investors regarding the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s leasing and permitting processes, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and related litigation. His offshore wind experience spans both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States.

As a former US naval officer operating submarine nuclear power plants and conducting ship-board operations, Ty brings uncommon technical experience to energy generation and transmission, and he leverages his naval managerial experience to lead clients through complex regulatory proceedings and litigation.