Locke Lord's lawyers regularly represent energy clients before state and federal administrative and regulatory authorities. We represent major and independent oil and gas producers, gas gatherers, processors, interstate and intrastate natural gas, product and oil pipelines, major gas utilities, merchant generators, power marketers, electric utilities and independent transmission developers in all aspects of regulatory matters at the state level and before FERC in Washington, D.C.
Our public law and policy team, Locke Lord Public Policy Group LLC, has developed longstanding relationships at the federal and state levels in order to facilitate our clients' objectives both with respect to particular transactions and our clients' overall public policy goals. Members of our team have represented the interests of companies in both the traditional and alternative energy sectors. The team stands ready to help a client move forward when political roadblocks arise as well as to develop proactive political and strategic initiatives that will serve the client's future business and operational goals. Our team also works to keep our clients current on recent laws, regulations and upcoming regulatory initiatives that may affect the client's business. Locke Lord Public Policy Group LLC professionals regularly arrange for energy clients to meet with members of Congress and recently have assisted clients with renewable energy funding before the Department of Energy and the Department of Treasury.
Our Washington, D.C. and Texas regulatory teams are composed of skilled practitioners with decades of experience in federal and state regulation of the energy industry, including electricity, power plant and transmission facilities, natural gas, product and oil pipelines and other energy infrastructure assets. Our energy regulatory lawyers help our energy clients efficiently and expeditiously guide their businesses, projects and transactions through the regulations and oversight of the regulatory/administrative, executive and legislative branches of the state and federal governments. We work to solve problems and create opportunities for clients using our understanding of the public policy process and our relationships with the different governmental branches. Our lawyers play leading roles in complex litigation before FERC, the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas.