Mr Tab Urbantke > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Dallas, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
SUITE 3700
DALLAS, TX 75202
United States

Work Department

Project Finance and Development, Energy and Infrastructure, Oil, Gas and LNG, Power and Utilities Capital Markets, Sustainability and Corporate Clean Power, Energy M&A, Energy, Energy Regulation, Renewable Energy and Clean Power




Tab represents and counsels some of the largest energy companies in Texas and the United States, including electric utilities and gas utilities, power generators, mining companies, qualified scheduling entities/power marketers, retail electric providers, and other energy sector clients.  He regularly advises clients of the regulatory implications and risks of project development, capital market, and commercial energy transactions. His experience includes both rulemakings and administrative litigation/appeals involving a variety of rate cases, licensing matters, complaints, and merger proceedings before numerous state and federal agencies, including the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Texas Reliability Entity (Texas RE), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and several state public utility commissions. He also leads negotiations for clients on a variety of transactional matters. Additionally, Tab has significant experience advising clients on legislative strategy, drafting and advocacy efforts.


Admitted to the Texas State Bar


  • JD, Baylor Law School, Order of the Barristers, 2002
  • MPPA, Baylor University, 2002
  • BA, Political Science, Baylor University, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: electric power

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is the ‘”go-to firm for state regulatory matters in TexasThe team is praised for being ‘highly responsive and willing to go the extra mile as neededIt regularly represents clients in routine and contested, federal and state regulatory proceedings, and provides regulatory guidance to support a variety of commercial transactions. Additionally, the group has extensive NERC capabilities including representing clients in compliance audits. Based in Washington DC, project finance specialist Jeffrey Schroeder jointly leads the team with Myles Reynolds in Dallas; Reynolds primarily advises electric utilities, natural gas utilities and midstream companies. In Dallas, Tab Urbantke and counsel Lauren Freeland are also recommended. John Shepherd, previously at FERC, joined the Washington DC office in March 2021.