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Kirstin Gibbs

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Kirstin E. Gibbs is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Energy Practice. Ms. Gibbs focuses her practice on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance and enforcement issues, as well as rate, policy, and legislative matters involving natural gas and oil companies. Clients including pipelines, producers, traders, marketers, utilities, and end-users turn to Kirstin for advice on matters related to natural gas, as well as oil transportation and storage. Additionally, she provides transactional advice to major oil and natural gas producers and pipeline companies operating in the United States, including in the Gulf of Mexico. Kirstin counsels global and US-based clients in connection with liquefied natural gas (LNG) issues, including supply, siting, maritime issues, and obtaining import and export authorizations from the US Department of Energy (DOE). Her experience includes addressing unique commercial and regulatory issues affecting LNG regasification and liquefaction terminals and related pipeline capacity. For more information, view Ms. Gibbs' biography at


Member, Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section, American Bar Association Member, Energy Bar Association


Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1997, J.D. Le Moyne College, 1990, B.A.

United States: Industry focus

Energy regulation: oil and gas

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Kirstin Gibbs - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Within: Energy regulation: oil and gas

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has 'the unique ability to bring a regulatory focus to transactional matters'. The firm's DC-based energy department represents oil and gas clients before a range of federal regulatory bodies, including FERC, the DOE and the CFTC, as well as several state bodies. Recent highlights include a group led by Kirstin Gibbs being retained by a major LNG company to develop and file a petition for a declaratory order requesting that certain rules and prohibitions are not applied to a series of transactions the client may soon undertake. In addition to this, Gibbs, Levi McAllister and others represent a consortium of natural gas entities in a Natural Gas Act Section rate case. Shell Trading US is another notable client. Gibbs 'always provides fit-for-purpose support' and is 'exceptionally good at advising on complex issues'. Furthermore, the group is active in compliance, enforcement and investigation matters; Gibbs focuses on FERC representation while McAllister has extensive experience before the CFTC. Kathryn Sutton and Steve Spina are key contacts.

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