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.

  • Experience
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Awards & Honors

    Judge John R. Brown National Admiralty Court Competition

    1st Place National Championship Team (March 2018)

    Maritime Law Association

    Best Brief (March 2018)

    Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers

    2018 Scribes Brief Writing Award (April 2019)

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    District of Columbia Bar
  • Government Service

    Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal

    Judicial Extern for Judge Guy Holdridge (2017)

    U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

    Judicial Extern for Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick (2017)

    Louisiana Public Service Commission, Administrative Hearings Division

    Student Research Attorney (2019)

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  • Thought Leadership

Education

Louisiana State University
J.D., cum laude, 2019
Graduate Certificate in Energy Law & Policy

University of Florida B.A., 2014