Michael Diamond represents natural gas pipeline companies and electric utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and federal courts of appeals. Michael provides comprehensive FERC regulatory advice and counsel to natural gas pipeline companies on rate and tariff matters under the Natural Gas Act, as well as pipeline certificate and abandonment proceedings. He also assists pipeline clients with compliance, complaints, enforcement and rulemaking proceedings before FERC and with litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Michael also is helping companies develop interstate hydrogen pipelines and understand the federal regulation of hydrogen transportation.
Michael also leads the firm’s “inmate assistance program,” which helps incarcerated individuals seeking release from prison. Michael obtained compassionate release for an inmate in 2021.