Michael Diamond assists clients with matters related to the regulation of natural gas before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Michael focuses on representing natural gas pipeline companies on rate and tariff matters under the Natural Gas Act, as well as pipeline certificate and abandonment proceedings. Michael has expertise in rate cases under NGA Sections 4 and 5, including the drafting of applications, testimony, pleadings, and managing the discovery process. 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. Additionally, Michael assists electric utilities on rate and tariff matters under the Federal Power Act.
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 published several energy-related articles during law school and received the "best brief" award in his law school’s moot court competition.
Since 2017, Super Lawyers has recognized Michael as a “rising star."