Thomas E. Knight represents several of the leading interstate natural gas pipeline companies, as well as local gas distribution companies, merchant generator interests and oil pipeline companies, on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He also advises such clients on general contract, tariff and rate matters.
In addition, Tom is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group representing a wide range of clients on transactional and general corporate matters, including as the long-time lead transaction counsel for a top-10 multiple system operator.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2006, Tom was a senior associate at a boutique communications and energy law firm in Washington, D.C. He represented many top tier pipeline, utility, cable television, telecommunications and broadcast radio companies in their acquisitions, divestitures, regulatory and general corporate work.
- Represent a natural gas pipeline in its 256 mile, $520 million expansion into the Phoenix metropolitan area, including before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Represent a joint venture natural gas pipeline in its Section 7(c) application for a new 185 mile, $1.2 billion pipeline from Arkansas to Mississippi.
- Advise natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines and LNG terminals on various jurisdictional and other matters regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
- Represent a generator in a proceeding to reform the ISO’s queue practices for open access transmission and energy market tariff.
- Represent a competing pipeline and Arizona local distribution company and electric power company in a comprehensive rate case of a major interstate natural gas pipeline.
- Represented various clients on obtaining approval to sell certain FERC-jurisdictional assets, including Dynegy’s sale of its Rockingham facility to Duke per section 203 of the Federal Power Act, and Southern Union Company’s acquisition of its local gas and electric distribution companies and subsequent divestitures of same, including the sale of New England Gas Division to National Grid.
- Represented a major waste and environmental service company in its acquisition of a mercury waste processing company.
- Represented a global renewable energy company in its various mergers and acquisitions, license agreements and loan agreements.
Professional History :
- Partner, Locke Lord LLP
- Associate, Locke Lord (2006 – 2008)
- Associate, Fleischman and Walsh, L.L.P. (1998 – 2006)
Professional Affiliations :
- Member, Energy Bar Association – Natural Gas Regulation Committee
- J.D., cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 1996
- B.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1993
- District of Columbia, 1998
- New York, 1997
- Massachusetts, 1996
Admitted To Practice :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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