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Bracewell LLP
SEATTLE, WA 98104-7018
United States
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Work Department

Energy Regulatory


Ty Johnson counsels domestic and international energy clients in energy regulatory matters and in offshore wind development and permitting.

In his energy regulatory practice, Ty advises on the regulatory regimes administered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Department of Energy, as well as other federal and state agencies. He represents energy marketers and transmission owners in matters involving compliance with the Federal Power Act, and he represents clients involved in regulatory litigation before FERC and in related appellate litigation. Ty works with clients on energy regulatory developments in the Northwest and the Western United States, with a focus on transmission and rate matters related to the Bonneville Power Administration and in related appellate proceedings. He is experienced with FERC’s natural gas transportation regulations, including with tariff and certificate proceedings, compliance audits and enforcement proceedings. He has also advised clients on numerous aspects of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports and exports, including Department of Energy licensing and FERC certificate proceedings.


American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude
Yale University, B.S., 2000

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Energy > Energy litigation: electric power

(Next Generation Partners)

Tyler S. JohnsonBracewell LLP

Representing major energy companies as both plaintiffs and defendants, Bracewell LLP has a strong pedigree in multidistrict and multi-party litigation and arbitration, with a notable specialism in disputes regarding compensation for energy infrastructure investments. The practice is co-led by Houston’s Stephen Crain, a name to note for power trading disputes, and Deanna E. King in Austin, who advises foreign clients on issues related to participation in the US energy markets, such as market access, competition and cross-border matters. Seattle-based Tyler S. Johnson acts in cases involving compliance with the Federal Power Act, FERC proceedings as well as related appellate litigation, and is noted for expertise in transmission and rate matters linked to the Bonneville Power Administration. In Washington DC, Michael Brooks focuses on commodities and derivatives with ties to electricity markets, which is also at the core of Bradley Benoit‘s practice in Houston. Andrew Zeve left the firm in January 2023, while Rachael Marsh departed in June 2023.

United States > Energy > Energy regulation: electric power

(Next Generation Partners)

Tyler S. JohnsonBracewell LLP

Bracewell LLP sports a robust FERC practice, representing clients in federal appellate and district courts. The team also excels in renewable energy work, advising on independent transmission projects as well as storage and generation projects with the capacity to advise on regulatory compliance and approvals as well as on contentious and transactional issues. In Washington DC, practice head Catherine McCarthy is highly experienced in representing clients before authorities such as FERC, DOE and NRC, and Tyler S. Johnson counts regulatory litigation and compliance amongst his areas of expertise. Deanna E. King, based in Austin, is another practitioner with extensive know-how in federal and state court litigation in addition to non-contentious regulatory issues. New York’s Theodore Duver is regularly sought out by renewable energy companies and utilities in matters such as generic rule-makings and ratemaking proceedings. Rachael Novier Marsh left the firm for an in-house position in May 2023.