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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 litigation: oil and gas

Within: Energy litigation: oil and gas

Key areas of focus for team at Bracewell LLP include disputes arising from JOAs and surface use agreements, royalty disputes and title disputes. In a standout matter, Mark Lewis, Kirk Morgan (both based in Washington DC) and others represented Enterprise Products in contested proceedings at FERC pertaining to the way in which oil pipelines conduct business with their marketing affiliates. Houston-based Andrew Zeve specializes in IP-related oil and gas matters, such as patents and trade secret disputes. The firm also has a  highly varied client base, featuring exploration and production companies, suppliers and pipelines, as well as investors in the oil and gas industry. Also in Houston, firmwide chair of litigation Stephen Crain is a key contact; also recommended are Christopher Dodson, Bradley Benoit and Sean Gorman.

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Energy regulation: oil and gas

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Mark Lewis - Bracewell LLP

Within: Energy regulation: oil and gas

Bracewell LLP offers a truly full-service oil and gas regulatory practice; attorneys regularly assist clients with proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DOE) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Mark Lewis is the head of the DC-based team and concentrates on work arising from the midstream oil and gas sector. Highlights included Kirk Morgan and others acting as project counsel to Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline on its $1.7bn Gulf Coast Express Pipeline project, which will transport natural gas from the Permian Basin to Agua Dulce; work thus far has included advising on rate design and tariff issues. On the contentious side, a group led by Morgan and Lewis is representing Enterprise Products in a contested FERC proceeding regarding the way in which oil pipelines conduct business with their marketing affiliates. Michael Brooks and David Perlman are some other names to note. Cheniere Energy, Phillips 66 and Apache Corporation all feature in the firm's client list.

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