Considered a top-ranked energy attorney nationwide, M. Lisanne Crowley helps clients navigate the federal regulation of natural gas, both in litigation and transactional matters. Clients seek her out for her litigation experience before FERC, before appellate courts and in administrative proceedings.
Lisanne focuses on the federal regulation of natural gas. She represents a range of clients including natural gas pipeline and storage companies, natural gas distribution companies (LDCs), energy marketing and asset management companies, and generation owners.
Lisanne has extensive litigation experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and has represented clients in administrative proceedings including ratemaking, certificates, complaints, restructuring/unbundling, rulemaking and enforcement matters.
Formal and informal groups of companies turn to Lisanne to assist in energy regulatory litigation and policy advocacy matters. Lisanne also counsels clients on energy regulatory issues that arise in commercial, strategic planning and transactional matters.
She drafts and negotiates commercial arrangements involving natural gas transportation, storage, asset management and commodity transactions. Lisanne also guides clients in the development of energy regulatory compliance and training programs.
Chambers USA ranks Lisanne as a top attorney nationwide for oil and gas regulatory litigation, quoting a client who describes Lisanne’s counsel as “thorough, well thought out and understandable” and describes Lisanne as “well versed in FERC matters and easy to work with.”
Representative Matters :
- Represents natural gas gathering/processing companies in matters involving jurisdiction, certificate authority and FERC compliance.
- Represents Hinshaw and NGPA Section 311 storage and pipeline companies in FERC limited jurisdiction certificate and compliance matters.
- Represents gas-fired electric generators in the negotiation of interconnections and gas pipeline service agreements and with respect to regulatory issues involving development of natural gas pipeline delivery infrastructure.
- Represents energy trading and marketing companies in regulated transactions, interstate pipeline rate and tariff matters, jurisdictional asset transfers, and compliance matters.
- Advises LNG developers on FERC and Department of Energy permitting, regulatory policy, and compliance matters.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- Member, Board of Directors, Suited for Change (Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that assists and empowers low-income women entering the workplace)
- Member, Energy Bar Association
- Volunteer, Tahirih Justice Center (nonprofit legal services provider that advocates for immigrant women and girls fleeing violence)
- Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984
- Wellesley College, B.A., Wellesley Scholar, 1981
BAR ADMISSIONS :
- District of Columbia
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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