James Byrd represents publicly owned gas systems and power generators served by more than a dozen pipelines located across the country in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and appellate courts. He also represents consumer advocates in a variety of regulatory proceedings involving retail gas and electricity suppliers.
His transactional work includes representing public gas systems in matters concerning the acquisition of gas supply, asset management, transportation services, and contracts involving service to end users. For electric power generators, he negotiates gas supply, storage, and transportation arrangements.
Prior to entering private practice in 1987, Jim served as Senior Attorney in the General Counsel’s Office of the Edison Electric Institute, where he focused primarily on regulatory and legislative matters.