A leading firm with highly impressive expertise across the energy arena.

Chambers USA, 2024

A Leading Energy Regulatory Practice

Bracewell has one of the world’s leading energy regulatory teams. We have been ranked Band 1 for Oil & Gas Regulatory and Litigation in Chambers USA for 10 years in a row (2016-2024) — a distinction held by only one other firm. For the last 10 years, we have been ranked as a top national firm in Legal 500 US for Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas (Tier 1), and Energy Regulation: Electric Power.

Drawing on our capabilities as one the largest dedicated energy teams in the world, we help energy companies navigate an increasingly unpredictable regulatory environment. Our lawyers are market leaders on the complex and unique regulatory issues involving oil and gas pipeline projects, advising midstream clients such as Kinder Morgan, Phillips 66, Targa Resources and TC Energy. We’re equally skilled in handling regulatory matters for conventional power companies and utilities, such as Central Maine Power, ENGIE, Equinor and Powerex, to name but a few.

We have broad experience on energy regulatory matters, providing clients with up-to-the-minute advice on regulatory developments and in some cases establishing new precedents. In 2020, for example, we helped Rockies Express Pipeline LLC in obtaining favorable orders from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a hotly contested proceeding that established a new precedent in bankruptcy matters involving distressed energy companies.

Our lawyers have decades of experience representing clients before federal and state regulatory agencies in connection with electric transmission and ratemaking, oil and gas pipelines, LNG projects, energy storage, renewable energy and sustainability, carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS), and hydrogen development. Our team includes individuals who have practiced within and before federal and state courts, FERC, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and various state regulatory agencies. The team also includes lawyers with more than 25 years of senior-level experience at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and FERC.

We administer the Energy Compliance Network, an ad hoc industry group that monitors energy compliance and enforcement issues at the CFTC, FERC and state regulatory commissions. We also provide timely updates on current regulations and their potential impact through our Energy Legal Blog®.

We Know Energy®.