Ms Shemin V. Proctor > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
1350 I STREET, N.W., SUITE 1100
United States
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Shemin is the Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of Andrews Kurth Kenyon and she divides her time between the Washington and Houston offices. She represents major energy companies, including natural gas and oil pipelines, energy marketing and trading companies, and midstream service providers, in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and has represented natural gas pipelines before the federal courts. Shemin has counseled clients in numerous rate, restructuring, tariff, certificate, complaint and enforcement matters in natural gas, oil and electric proceedings before the FERC, other agencies and federal courts. Shemin also works with clients seeking to construct natural gas storage and liquefied natural gas facilities. In addition, she has counseled energy companies on natural gas matters arising from bankruptcy and has experience in the antitrust, mergers & acquisitions and public offering areas.


  • Founding Member of Center for Women in Law, University of Texas School of Law (membership by invitation only)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Chair, Oil Pipeline Regulation Committee (2005-2007)
  • Vice Chair, Oil Pipeline Regulation Committee (2004-2005)
  • National Bar Association
  • The Women’s Council on Energy & The Environment
  • Women’s Energy Network


  • JD, 1990, Harvard Law School
  • AB, 1987, Harvard University – Radcliffe College

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

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s oil and gas practice regularly counsels clients on matters pertaining to statutes such as the Natural Gas Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Pipeline Safety Act. Shemin Proctor, Chuck Knauss, Deidre Duncan, Myles Reynolds (Dallas) and Stuart Hollimon (Houston) are the department heads. Highlights included Duncan and others representing Enbridge in its response to a Notice of Inquiry issued by FERC reviewing the policy for approving new interstate natural gas projects. On the contentious side, Reynolds acted for ENSTAR Natural Gas Company in a rate case before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, successfully winning approval of a significant rate increase and a return on equity. Rate proceeding specialist Mark Sundback and special counsel Kenneth Wiseman left for Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in April 2018. Named attorneys are based in DC, unless otherwise noted.