Throughout his career, Brian McManus has dealt with issues related to the natural gas and electric utility industries arising under the Natural Gas Act, the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, the Electric Consumers Protection Act, the Regulatory Fairness Act, the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He has extensive experience appearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the federal appellate courts involving the administration of those statutes. Brian has assisted clients on subjects involving electric and gas rates, corporate reorganizations, importation and exportation of natural gas and electricity, construction of natural gas facilities, development of independent power projects, competition within the energy industry, formation of holding companies, issuances of securities, accounting, acquisition of facilities subject to the FERC's jurisdiction, oversight of interlocking positions held by officers and directors of utility companies, and the licensing of hydroelectric generating facilities. He has presented testimony to Congress addressing amendments to the Federal Power Act and has assisted in drafting changes to other legislation affecting the utility industry.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Brian J. McManus