Todd Mullins > McGuireWoods LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
2001 K STREET N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1040
United States


Office Managing Partner, Washington, D.C.; Chair, Power Sector Member; Board of Partners. Represents energy clients in enforcement, compliance matters involving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, others.


Branch Chief, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations, 2006-10; 30 years of experience in private practice and government with litigation, enforcement on energy matters


Board Member, George Washington University Energy Law Advisory Board (ELAB); American Bar Association, D.C. Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Energy Bar Association


Active, present and past leadership roles in Foundry United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts of America

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: conventional power

The team at McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its ‘strong Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) enforcement skills’, and stands out for its work for major utilities and energy companies in landmark cases in the energy sector. A recent highlight saw the team advising on the creation of the first regional energy market construct in the south-east. The team is also well equipped to handle tariff disputes, rate cases and issues with regional transmission organizations (RTOs). Todd Mullins and Noel Symons co-chair the group; Mullins has extensive experience representing energy traders in Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and FERC trading investigations, while Symons has a broad practice and is noted for his RTO expertise. Julia English focuses on project development and finance and has experience assisting clients with Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee applications. All named individuals are based in Washington DC.

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

McGuireWoods LLP has a strong track record in energy enforcement and representing clients in major FERC cases before the federal court. The group is particularly active in the transmission segment, handling the allocation of costs for transmission facilities and designing a new form of transmission financing. Managing partner Todd Mullins has extensive experience in enforcement and compliance issues involving the FERC, CFTC and other regulators, while Noel Symons primarily represents electricity and gas utilities, advising on audits and investigations. Julia English is another key figure whose practice focuses on regulatory and transactional matters; she also has experience before the US Department of Energy. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.