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Mark Lewis

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Mark Lewis handles U.S. and global oil and gas pipeline development projects with respect to project structuring, contracting and governmental approvals. He represents regulated pipelines, pipeline ownership interests regarding pipeline management issues, clients in transactions involving the acquisition of pipeline companies and pipeline assets, and shippers contracting with pipelines. In his practice, Mark provides legal counsel in contract negotiations involving operating, transportation, and gas purchase and sale agreements, and advises clients regarding regulatory aspects of contract, tariff, rate and compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state regulatory agencies.


Mark Lewis is managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office.


J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990; B.S., magna cum laude, University of Maryland College Park, 1987

United States: Industry focus

Energy regulatory: oil and gas

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Mark Lewis - Bracewell LLP

Within: Energy regulatory: oil and gas

Described as ‘one of the best firms’, Bracewell LLPoffers tremendous value’ to its broad client roster that includes key industry players such as Kinder Morgan and Shell. The team, led by Mark Lewis, regularly assists with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DOE), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other federal and state energy regulatory agencies proceedings and is particularly experienced in the regulatory aspects of project developments, such as pipelines, power plants and petrochemical facilities. Lewis and ‘stellar attorneyKirk Morgan are advising Venice Gathering System, a Targa Resources Partners owned interstate pipeline company, on a proposed raise of its FERC-regulated rates and assisted Apache with the regulatory approvals regarding the development of a new oil and gas midstream infrastructure. Another highlight was advising Energy Transfer Partners on the development of a crude oil pipeline project that connects production areas in North Dakota to Patoka. The recommended Michael Brooks and David Perlman are representing various natural oil and gas trading companies in FERC and CFTC inquiries. George Fatula made partner.

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Energy transactions: oil and gas

Within: Energy transactions: oil and gas

Bracewell LLP is well known in the market for its oil and gas specialism, and in the last 12 months the team handled a number of multibillion-dollar midstream deals, including Washington DC-based Mark Lewis and Troy Harder acting for Pembina Pipeline on its $9.7bn acquisition of Veresen. In other highlights, highly rated practice head Alan Rafte and James McAnelly advised Castleton Commodities International on Tokyo Gas America’s investment in Castleton Resources. All named partners are based in Houston save where stated otherwise.

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