As a member of the firm's pipeline safety practice, Bryn focuses on the regulation of pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and the transportation of hazardous materials, and helps operators develop, implement, and defend their safety programs. Her practice covers compliance and strategic counseling, enforcement, litigation, audit preparation, and policy.
Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Bryn was a Senior Attorney in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), where she handled matters related to the federal safety standards for oil and gas pipelines and LNG facilities. Bryn represented the agency in pipeline safety enforcement cases, collaborating with engineers to develop and enforce notices of probable violation, corrective action orders, and safety orders. She worked with PHMSA inspectors and with other federal and state agencies on accident and incident investigations. She also handled the legal review of PHMSA’s LNG portfolio during the projects’ FERC application process.
Bryn was also involved in the development of rulemakings, regulatory interpretations, special permit reviews, and congressional testimony. Today, Bryn uses this experience to help firm clients navigate the changing legal landscape of pipeline safety.
University of Virginia School of Law
Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration
2015 Bronze Team Award for BPXA Consent Decree
2015 Award for Innovation and Collaboration, Santa Barbara Response and Investigation
2014 Secretary’s Transportation Safety Award, Liquefied Natural Gas Review Team
2011 Bronze Team Award for Enforcement Guidance
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation