Mr Stephen Hug > Bracewell LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
2001 M STREET, NW, SUITE 900
United States


Stephen Hug represents clients in matters related to federal and state regulatory policies, regulations and rules applicable to the electric industry. He has experience with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Federal Power Act (FPA), including FERC enforcement and compliance, wholesale power trading, centralized energy and capacity markets, transmission and interconnection matters and representation of utilities in contested proceedings before FERC. Stephen also has experience with state regulatory matters, including the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) regulations, state net metering programs, interconnection issues and retail choice programs.


American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2009, cum laude; University of Ottawa, Common Law Program, L.L.B., 2009, cum laude; University of Massachusetts, B.A., 2005, summa cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

Bracewell LLP has a particularly strong FERC practice and also represents clients before federal appellate and district courts. The group has significant FERC litigation experience, handling multi-party contested proceedings concerning issues such as market design and transmission, and Return-on-Equity disputes, as well as day-to-day counselling. The team works closely with its Policy Resolution group to advise on major renewable energy infrastructure projects, such as offshore wind and electricity transmission. Catherine McCarthy  heads the practice and handles the full range of issues, including centralized markets. The arrival of Rachael Marsh from the FERC in July 2021 has further bolstered the group’s offering, and comes in addition to the arrivals of Anne M. Termine and Theodore Duver from Covington & Burling LLP and Loeb, Block & Partners LLP, respectively. Michael Brooks  and Stephen Hug are also recommended. All lawyers are based in Washington DC, apart from Duver who is based in New York.