David Perlman is a partner in the energy practice in Bracewell's Washington, D.C. office. He represents and counsels clients before regulatory bodies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission and state public utility commissions in regulatory and compliance matters, in the conduct of compliance programs and training, and in energy-related transactions and financings.
Mr. Perlman represents a variety of clients, including utilities, commodities merchants, marketers, industrial customers, generators, lenders, financial institutions, gas producers and others.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Mr. Perlman was Chief Counsel to Lehman Brothers Commodities business in New York, where he was responsible for legal, transactional and regulatory matters relating to the firm's physical and derivative commodity businesses. Before this, he was a partner in the energy practice at a major law firm in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Perlman served for two years as Senior Legal Advisor at FERC, where he provided advice regarding significant and complex legal, regulatory policy and legislative issues coming before the Commission. These included matters related to Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO)/Independent System Operators (ISO), gas and electric market oversight, market-based rates and transmission.
Before his government service, Mr. Perlman was counsel to the Constellation Energy Group for 18 years, where he was General Counsel of its merchant and trading businesses and ultimately served as Chief Energy Counsel. He began his career as an attorney at FERC.
Articles in the National Law Review database by David M. Perlman