Damien Lyster > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20037-1701
United States


Damien represents companies in the energy industry in transactional and regulatory matters. He has advised clients on numerous transactional and regulatory issues related to power sales and marketing; the production, gathering, transportation, and storage of natural gas; the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons; and the sale or acquisition of electric power and natural gas assets.

He has represented gas and liquids midstream companies and gas and oil exploration and production companies in drafting and negotiating gathering, processing and transportation agreements, as well as project developers relying on gas or natural gas liquids for feedstock. He has also represented gas and liquids transmission providers, owners of electric generators, and power marketers before the Department of State, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Department of Energy. Damien has also represented clients in administrative litigation before FERC and in FERC enforcement investigations.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Deep knowledge of federal regulation is the hallmark of the 60-partner energy regulatory and complex commercial litigation practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP. Washington DC-based John Decker and others are assisting New Fortress Energy with all aspects of its development of multiple small-scale LNG export projects. On the regulatory side, this involves obtaining export authorizations from the DOE. Also in DC, a group led by Anita Wilson advises Jordan Cove on all federal regulatory matters regarding its Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline; the $10bn project will be the first LNG export project developed on the West Coast, and is aimed at supplying the Asian market. Wilson also counsels East Cheyenne Gas Storage on regulatory issues ranging from rates and tariffs to certification and compliance. Other major clients include Enbridge and AltaGas. James Seegers (Houston) is another name to note; counsels Suzanne Clevenger (Houston) and Damien Lyster (DC) are also highly recommended. Matt Henry departed for an in-house position at Oncor Electric Delivery in March 2018.