Paul Korman is experienced in complex litigation before federal and state courts and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He advises interstate pipelines, intrastate pipelines, natural gas producers, marketers, and distribution companies on virtually all aspects of natural gas regulation. Paul represents companies and investors in rate cases, complaints, and confidential investigations before FERC and other regulatory agencies involving both natural gas and electricity. In November 2007, he was invited to be a member of the “Practitioners Panel” at FERC’s first conference on Energy Policy Act of 2005 enforcement. Paul has also successfully argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits.
Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Paul served as the Assistant General Counsel of MidCon Corp., a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. In addition to representing MidCon Corp. at FERC, he was responsible for all phases of complex litigation between two interstate pipelines, which included proceedings before federal and state courts and FERC. He also managed administrative litigation and won reversal of an order seeking over $1 billion in restitution, precipitating a favorable settlement.
Paul serves as the Firm's Ethics Officer and previously served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory and Litigation), 2010-2019
"Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News & World Report
Energy Law 2014-2016
"Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers
Energy Law, 2014-2018
Oil and Gas Law, 2014-2018
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Assistant to Commissioner George Hall, 1977-1979
Federal Power Commission
Special Assistant, 1975-1977