Jake assists clients in a variety of federal regulatory matters related to oil, natural gas, and electric utility industries. Jake represents clients in enforcement, litigation, and compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Jake’s experience before FERC encompasses natural gas exports, pipeline certificates, and pipeline rate and tariff matters under the Natural Gas Act (NGA); oil transactions, tariff filings, and investigations under the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA); and electric rate and tariff matters under the Federal Power Act (FPA).
During law school, Jake worked as a student research attorney at the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s (LPSC) Administrative Hearings Division working on retail electric rate matters and intrastate oilfield transportation services, and as a research assistant for the LSU Energy Law Center writing on mineral rights, produced water recycling, and bankruptcy.
In addition, Jake worked as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, published an article with the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources on federal regulation of marine LNG vessels, and won both 1st Place and “Best Brief” in the 2018 Judge John R. Brown National Admiralty Moot Court Competition.