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.