Robert (Bob) Christin advises clients on all issues related to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) jurisdiction over the natural gas industry, including matters under the Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other relevant statutes. He currently is working with pipeline companies to build several new projects, and advising clients on jurisdictional issues involving pipeline gathering systems and regulations for building and expanding natural gas storage facilities.
Bob’s 27 years of service at the FERC provide him with a depth and breadth of knowledge that support all components of natural gas pipeline construction projects, including applying for FERC certificates, presenting projects and exhibits to FERC staff in pre-filing mode, and applying new procedures and regulations to pipelines and gas storage facilities according to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Natural Gas Act and Natural Gas Policy Act.
DePaul University College of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1975
B.A., cum laude, 1969
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Assistant General Counsel for Energy Projects, 2000-2004
Assistant General Counsel for Pipeline Certificates, 1984-2000
Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Pipeline Certificates, 1982-1984
Advisory Attorney, Pipeline Certificates Section of the Office of the General Counsel, 1977-1984
U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission
Staff Attorney, 1975-1977