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




Anita’s principal areas of practice are federal and state energy regulation, energy transactions, and regulatory litigation. She has represented clients in the full range of proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as in matters before federal appellate courts, the Department of Energy, the Department of State, and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Anita has represented interstate natural gas pipelines, storage companies, shippers on natural gas pipelines, LNG importers, prospective LNG exporters, producers, marketers, local distribution companies, intrastate pipelines, Hinshaws, and other participants in the energy industry.

Anita has advised clients on the prosecution of certificate applications and the negotiation of related precedent agreements, and rate case and restructuring matters; compliance with federal and state regulations; prosecution of related appellate litigation; and development of proposed legislation. She has assisted clients on contracts involving the transportation, storage, and sales of natural gas, and the acquisition of U.S. energy assets.

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

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United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: electric power

Vinson & Elkins LLP handles proceedings before several regulatory bodies, including the FERC, DOE, NERC and PUCT. The group has experience representing clients in rate cases, non-public investigations, transmission-line certification cases, rulemakings and the sale and purchase of power generation facilities and transmission assets, among other matters. It also advises clients on compliance with NERC’s reliability standards and assists with obtaining grants and loan guarantees before the DOE. Based in Washington DC, John Decker handles both regulatory and transactional matters for natural gas and electric power clients. For expertise on regulations impacting the development, purchase and sale of utility-related infrastructure, Austin-based Michael Tomsu is recommended. James Seegers and Anita Wilson co-chair the group from Houston and Washington DC, respectively.