Catherine Little > Bracewell LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Energy Regulatory


For more than 30 years, Catherine Little has counseled oil and gas pipeline, terminal and LNG clients across the United States on energy, transportation and safety-related legal matters at the federal, state and local levels. In particular, Catherine regularly advises on a full range of regulatory compliance and enforcement defense matters, including construction and siting, operations, maintenance, inspection, incident response and security issues. Catherine counsels clients with respect to litigation strategy and frequently manages large-scale confidential investigations and compliance audits to assist companies in identifying legal risks and preparing defenses. Catherine and her team have favorably resolved criminal investigation matters led by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and the US Department of Justice, and successfully sought federal appellate review for precedential pipeline enforcement matters.


American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Past Vice Chair, Enforcement and Environmental Crimes Committee
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law, Section on Administrative Law
Energy Bar Association


Tulane University Law School,  J.D., 1991 – cum laude
University of Virginia, B.A., 1986