Michael Diamond assists clients with matters related to the regulation of natural gas before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Michael has experience on a wide range of issues under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), including pipeline rate and tariff matters, pipeline certificates, and abandonment proceedings. Michael has represented pipeline companies in rate proceedings under NGA Section 4, including drafting of applications, testimony, pleadings, and providing discovery support. Michael also assists pipeline clients with compliance, audits, enforcement, and litigation before FERC and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
During law school, Michael worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr. at the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael also worked at the Ohio Department of Development’s Energy Resources Division, helping to restructure the state’s grant program for funding small-scale renewable energy and efficiency projects. Additionally, Michael published several energy-related articles during law school and received the "best brief" award in his law school’s moot court competition.
In 2017, Super Lawyers recognized Michael as a “rising star.”