VNF Live - Natural Gas Pipelines: How the Biden Administration May Influence the Future of the Industry

February 23, 2021

Virtual - 11:30 AM Eastern

How will the Biden Administration’s plan to regulate the natural gas industry more stringently influence its future as a source of energy?

Phil MoneMichael Pincus, and Michael Diamond, Partners in our Pipeline & LNG practice, along with Shelley Fidler, a Principal in our Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice, discuss ways in which the new Administration’s energy policies may impact the development and operation of natural gas pipeline projects in the near-term future.

About Our Speakers:

Michael Diamond is a Partner in our Pipeline & LNG practice. 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, investigations, enforcement and rulemaking proceedings before FERC and with litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Shelley Fidler is a Principal in our Government Advocacy & Public Policy practice. With almost 40 years of Washington, DC experience, helps businesses in the energy sector navigate complex public policy and regulatory challenges. Prior to her arrival at the firm, served six years in the Clinton White House with an assignment at the Department of Energy. also served twenty years in the U.S. House of Representatives working with former Indiana Representative Philip R. Sharp, finishing her Capitol Hill service as Staff Director at the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Phil Mone is a Partner in our Pipeline & LNG practice. Phil specializes in representing clients in rate-related litigation before FERC’s administrative law judges. Phil also assists natural gas pipeline companies with various rate, tariff, rulemaking proceedings, and confidential investigations. Prior to joining the firm, Phil served as a Trial Attorney at FERC, representing the Office of Administrative Litigation.

Michael Pincus is a Partner in our Pipeline & LNG practice and advises clients on all aspects of the siting and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals before FERC. Michael has an in-depth understanding with a wide range of issues under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), including pipeline certificate and abandonment proceedings and LNG terminal and export authorizations. From 2007-2012, Michael worked as an attorney-advisor in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of the General Counsel, Energy Project Section.