Nicolas Adrian McTyre

Nicolas Adrian McTyre

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard
    Suite 1900
    Austin, TX 78701 USA
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Nicolas McTyre focuses his practice on litigation, administrative law, and energy matters. Based on his background as a trial attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Nicolas has extensive experience in contested proceedings involving electric rate regulation, power market issues, and pipeline regulatory matters.


Electric Transmission

  • Trial counsel in a cost recovery proceeding concerning an abandoned transmission project in PJM
  • Lead counsel in a settlement proceeding between a MISO transmission owner, a wind farm developer, and an electric cooperative concerning third-party use of a joint transmission system
  • Lead counsel in a Commission investigation regarding the ISO New England tariff
  • Trial counsel in an exit-fee dispute involving former MISO transmission owners
  • Counsel in a dispute over interpretation of Attachment AU of the SPP tariff
  • Lead counsel in various reactive power rate disputes

Natural Gas and Oil Pipelines

  • Lead counsel in a Commission investigation concerning a northeastern gas pipeline
  • Lead counsel in a single-issue gas pipeline rate proceeding
  • Counsel in a Commission investigation regarding a western gas pipeline
  • Counsel in an oil pipeline rate case

Prior Experience

  • Trial Attorney, Office of Administrative Litigation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 2012-2017
  • Law Clerk, Office of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2012
  • Legal Intern for the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, 2011


  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Industry focus - Energy regulatory - conventional power); 2018

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Energy Bar Association; Vice Chairman, Young Lawyers Committee, 2017-2018
  • Mentor, Foundation of the Energy Law Journal, Mentor’s Circle, 2017-2018