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

Vinson & Elkins LLP
1001 FANNIN STREET
SUITE 2500
HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States
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Work Department

Energy Regulation

Position

Counsel

Career

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

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.