Andrew Beach > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW
SUITE 500 WEST
WASHINGTON, DC 20037-1701
United States

Work Department

Energy Regulation

Position

Counsel

Career

Andy practices in the energy group and focuses on federal and state energy regulation and energy transactions in the natural gas and electric industries.

He has represented interstate natural gas pipelines, pipeline transportation customers, investor-owned utilities, and electric cooperatives before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has also worked on numerous transactions involving the financing of energy infrastructure and the sale or acquisition of natural gas and electric power assets. Andy previously served as Staff Counsel at the Public Service Commission of Maryland. In this capacity, he litigated and oversaw all Staff cases before the Commission.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas

Vinson & Elkins LLP‘s energy regulatory practice is well known for representing companies in the natural gas and LNG sectors. The group’s ‘excellent attorneys’ advise on major infrastructure projects, handling the gamut of regulatory and related appellate work, as well as high-profile pipeline rate cases filed at FERC. Other areas of expertise include presidential permit applications, tariffs, abandonment, gas quality proceedings and audits. Based in Houston, practice co-head Jay Seegers represents clients in administrative litigation, with a particular focus on economic regulation while in Washington DC, fellow practice head Anita Wilson handles proceedings before all state and federal agencies. Clients praise the practice for being ‘best in their class‘, with Houston-based duo Damien Lyster and Suzanne Clevenger, and Washington DC-based Andrew Beach and John Decker all additional names to note.