Phil Mone represents clients in the natural gas, oil pipeline, and electric utility industries in regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Phil has extensive experience litigating rate cases and complaints before administrative law judges at FERC, including filing of testimony and motions, writing pre- and post-hearing briefs, preparing witnesses for cross-examination, and defending witnesses during cross-examinations and depositions. Phil has also counseled gas and electric companies and customers before FERC on various other matters under the Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act.
From 2012-2014, Phil served as a Trial Attorney at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission representing FERC’s Office of Administrative Litigation at settlement and hearing in administrative litigation cases concerning electric, natural gas, and oil matters. Before that he worked as an associate attorney at a FERC-focused boutique law firm in Washington DC and as in-house counsel at EnerNOC, Inc., a leading provider of demand response services.
Boston College Law School
Energy Bar Association
Dartmouth Green Alumni
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Office of Administrative Litigation, 2012-2014
Select recent natural gas and oil matters:
- Advised a client regarding FERC jurisdiction over gas liquefaction facilities and transport of LNG via waterborne vessel.
- Advised a natural gas pipeline in preparation for a filing under Section 4 of the Natural Gas Act.
- Litigated a case concerning gas pipeline rates in a Commission-initiated investigation pursuant Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act.
- Co-wrote brief in landmark prudence case concerning the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).
- Litigated a customer-initiated complaint pursuant to the Interstate Commerce Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 concerning oil pipeline rates.
- Provided legal memoranda and counseling regarding siting of a major interstate gas pipeline.
Select recent electric matters:
- Litigated pursuant to a complaint via Section 206 of the Federal Power Act concerning an RTO-wide ROE for electric transmission utilities.
- Drafted and submitted comments for a CAISO market participant regarding FERC’s ISO/RTO Credit Reform rulemaking (Order 741).
- Drafted and submitted comments on behalf of large wholesale transmission customer in FERC’s Notice of Inquiry regarding Order No. 679 Transmission Rate Incentives.
Researched and authored a guide to electric transmission formula rates; presented guide to an audience of energy attorneys and technical experts.
Co-wrote brief before the Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit on a utility’s appeal of a FERC order.
Drafted and submitted comments for a CAISO market participant regarding FERC’s ISO/RTO Credit Reform rulemaking (Order 741).