Andrea Wolfman’s focus is the regulation of companies in the electric, natural gas and oil pipeline industries, principally by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), but also NERC, the Department of Energy and the DOT/PHMSA, among others. She provides compliance counseling and training, enforcement defense and representation in regulatory proceedings, including applications, rate and tariff proceedings and rulemakings. She has also advised and represented clients in state public utility regulatory matters.
Before entering private practice, Andrea spent 24 years at FERC, where she was a longtime senior executive and participated in policymaking for the restructuring of the natural gas and electric industries. In her last position at FERC, she led the commission’s enforcement office as the associate general counsel for market oversight and enforcement. Prior to that, for 13 years, she was assistant general counsel for pipeline rates, responsible for the office that produced the orders and regulations governing natural gas and oil pipeline rates and terms of service. Andrea’s experience affords an unusual combination of policy and enforcement experience, combined with her knowledge of FERC processes, to offer clients a useful perspective.
Practices — Energy Regulation and Litigation
Energy Regulation — Counsel for natural gas companies in FERC certificate, rate and enforcement proceedings.
Energy Regulation — FERC regulatory counsel for a major developer of wind and solar generation.
Energy Regulation — FERC counsel for an oil pipeline company.
Energy Regulation — Advises investor-owned combination electric and natural gas utilities in various regulatory compliance matters.
Energy Finance — Advises various entities in commercial transactions for the purchase and sale of natural gas, electricity or related assets, and financial transactions.