James Seegers > 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 Regulatory

Position

Partner

Career

Jay advises natural gas pipeline clients on various complex regulatory issues, regulatory compliance matters, and federal energy policy trends. He also focuses on administrative litigation, particularly as it relates to economic regulation, and represents pipelines before various federal and state agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Jay advises clients regarding contracting for transportation, purchases, and sales of natural gas, and he consults with clients about appropriate contract and disclosure language for energy regulatory issues associated with complex business transactions.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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James SeegersVinson & Elkins LLP

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.