Fred advocates for clients before Congress and federal agencies, devising and executing strategies that advance their interests with regard to legislation, rulemakings and permitting. Success in the federal arena depends on trust, which Fred has built by delivering solutions that blend a keen understanding of a client’s business, the law in question and the policy considerations that underpin it.
Clients trust Fred for his insightful and practical know-how acquired from years spent as counsel to the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. That experience significantly informs his advocacy in the energy and environmental arena, where he works on electricity policy, carbon capture and sequestration, electric transmission, climate change, environmental risk management, infrastructure permitting, biomass, and waste issues.
Fred is also intimately involved in shaping privacy and cybersecurity policy. He has worked on data breach notice and security legislation and a variety of related bills affecting the use and management of personal information. He has also drafted legislation and regulations relating to the critical infrastructure industry.
A variety of clients in the financial services arena call on Fred for counsel on banking, insurance, money management, real estate, and electronic payments.
As a respected professional in his field, Fred writes and speaks regularly on issues related to his practice. He is also editor of and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Nickel Report blog.
Led a multi-industry coalition to promote for the development and financing of carbon capture and storage projects.
Has authored federal CCS risk management and regulatory legislation, and drafted legislation for several states.
Represents energy companies before Congress and federal agencies on key issues, primarily in energy policy and environmental issues.
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