McCarter & English has expanded its Environment & Energy Practice Group by adding Phil Mone as a partner in its Washington, DC, office. Mone’s broad experience representing clients in the natural gas and electric energy industries before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will expand and complement the firm’s already substantial work in these sectors.
“In an ever-changing energy landscape, having someone with Phil’s experience at FERC in the natural gas and electric energy sectors will be a significant benefit to our clients,” said Ira Gottlieb, chair of McCarter’s Environment & Energy Practice Group. “Adding Phil advances our continuing commitment to growing this practice and to providing top level service to our clients.”
Mone counsels clients on rate, tariff, enforcement, and certificate matters under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the Federal Power Act (FPA).
“McCarter’s practical approach to energy law is a good fit for me and my clients,” Mone said. “The energy industry is undergoing and will continue to undergo significant changes in the years to come and I’m excited to be part of the team at McCarter that will help clients navigate the evolving legal landscape.”
A 2007 graduate of Boston College Law School, Mone was previously a trial attorney in FERC’s Office of Administrative Litigation. While there, he served as lead counsel in a rate investigation brought under Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act and as co-counsel in the hearing pursuant to 206 of the FPA on electric utility return on equity in the landmark Coakley/New England Transmission Owners matter.
“Phil is a well-known FERC attorney whose approach to client service aligns well with how we practice law,” said Matthew Wright, McCarter’s Washington, D.C., Office Managing Partner. “He is an ideal fit for the office.”
Previously a member of Board of Directors of The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association, he is a frequent speaker at electric and natural gas utility industry events.
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