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Government and Regulatory

Thompson & Knight has represented clients in regulatory matters at the federal, state, and local levels for more than 60 years.

Overview

Thompson & Knight has represented clients in regulatory matters at the federal, state, and local levels for more than 60 years. Working in a complex regulatory and business landscape, marked by changing rules and economies, our attorneys offer sound advice and clear answers that come from in-depth policy, legal, and industry experience.

The Firm’s Government and Regulatory “attorneys are exceptional for their thoroughness, responsiveness, and knowledge of electricity and energy policies, and the legislative and regulatory process.” – Client Testimonial, Chambers USA 2019

Highlights of the Firm’s practice include experience with:

  • Extensive client representation in the electric and energy industry;
  • Contested electric and pipeline matters and rulemakings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Public Utility Commission (PUC), and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC);
  • Contested electric litigation before the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC), the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC), and the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC);
  • Contested pipeline proceedings before the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC);
  • Consumer representation in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Midcontinent System Operator (MISO) Stakeholder processes;
  • General expertise in competitive energy markets;
  • Energy infrastructure counseling and compliance;
  • Environmental counseling and compliance;
  • Government relations and public law; and
  • General administrative litigation.

The Firm is honored to be ranked in Chambers USA 2019 among the top firms in Texas for Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation. The prestigious directory praises Thompson & Knight’s “heavyweight litigation and regulatory practice that fields experience across the oil and gas space and the electric market” and “strong record in contesting matters for a range of regional and international companies before entities such as the PUCT, the RRC, and ERCOT.”

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Have represented clients before federal, state, and local entities for more than 60 years

Prior experience through many years of public service in a diverse array of positions