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LawCrossing’s Top Energy Law Firms In D.C.

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Summary: These top law firms deal with laws governing the use of oil, gasoline, coal, wind energy,
and solar energy.

Law firms that specialize in energy law focus their practices on the statutes, government regulations,
and case law that govern the use of renewable and non-renewable resources. These firms may deal
with laws governing the use of oil, gasoline, coal, wind energy, and solar energy. They may represent
individuals or corporations with interests in such practices.
Akin Gump represents oil, gas, and electric clients in transactional matters. Akin Gump assists its
clients with power purchases, development, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other
matters.

Alston & Bird's Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources Group employs twenty-five lawyers. The
firm has represented clients in areas such as environmental compliance, land use, litigation, and
enforcement defense.

Andrews & Kurth has represented big energy names such as BP, Duke Energy,Chevron USA, and many
more. It has served as counsel for its clients in cases involving securitizations, structured financing,
corporate issues, regulatory matters, and many other transactions.

Baker Botts frequently represents transporters, processors, distributors, producers, and marketers in
various forms of energy, such as oil, natural gas, and coal. The firm handles matters for these clients in
both state and federal courts, as well as before regulatory agencies.

Balch & Bingham has practiced in the energy sector for over nine decades, and is involved in several
energy industry organizations such as the Nuclear Energy Institute; the ABA Section of Environment,
Energy and Resources; the Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee; the Energy Bar Association; and
the National Hydropower Association.

Bracewell & Giuliani has served as legal counsel in energy transactions across the globe. Many of their
clients focus on renewable energy. The firm represents businesses of all sizes, including some of the
most popular publicly traded companies in the industry, as well as small, privately owned entities.

Cadwalader enjoys a thriving energy and commodities practice. The firm represents its clients in areas
such as renewable and alternative power development; investigations; transactions; and regulation and
compliance.

Chadbourne has a skilled environmental department, and its attorneys have represented clients in
matters involving wind farming, ethanol facility financing, and the financing of landfill gas sites.

Crowell & Moring is an international law firm whose practice includes advising clients on renewable
energy and storage development; electricity transmission; interconnection services; regulatory issues;
compliance; and other similar issues.

Dentons' energy practice spreads across thirty-three countries. Dentons' attorneys represent clients in
matters such as regulatory issues, litigation, advocacy, project development, and other areas in the
energy industry.

DLA Piper's energy practice focuses on various energy disputes, as well as nuclear power, water
conservation, climate change, trade, power, and other areas in the industry.

Gibson Dunn employs over forty attorneys in its Energy and Infrastructure practice. The firm is actively
involved in transactions such as power projects, energy and natural resources, industrial applications,
telecommunications, and more.

Jones Day's Energy Practice advises government entities, private companies, and others in various types
of energy transactions. Examples include regulatory hearings, the resolution of disputes, and other
matters.

K&L Gates' Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group handles a wide range of issues for its clients.
Examples include matters involving mining, nuclear energy, oil and gas, government enforcement,
energy storage, renewable energy, renewable energy, public-private partnerships, and other issues that
its clients face.

The Energy and Natural Resources practice at King & Spalding includes several subsections, including oil
and gas, nuclear, power, metals and mining, and liquefied natural gas. The firm employs over 250
attorneys in this department, and these attorneys have represented clients in energy matters in over
90 countries.

Kirkland & Ellis' energy practice includes handling transactions involving energy litigation, renewable
energy, clean technology, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and climate change.

Latham & Watkins enjoys an expansive energy practice. Its attorneys counsel clients on finance, taxes,
environmental issues, litigation, capital markets, private equity, complex mergers and acquisitions,
various oil and gas transactions, and more.

McCarter & English attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the energy industry. Its
clients include power plans, retailers of electricity and natural gas, water distribution utilities,
manufacturers, and many, many more.

McGuire Woods' energy practice prides itself on combining energy technology, legal, business, and
policy experience to provide a full range of services to its clients, including developers, utilities,
startups, suppliers, and others involved in the industry.

Milbank's energy-related practices include infrastructure and water; oil and gas; mining and metals;
renewable energy; and power and energy, to name a few. The firm was founded in New York in 1886,
and has offices located around the world.

Morgan Lewis's energy practice has advised the electric power sector, the oil and gas industry, the
water industry, various financial entities, developers, public-private partnerships, and state-owned
businesses in numerous transactions.

Norton Rose's energy practice employs attorneys in every major energy sector, according to the firm's
website. Its areas of practice include sustainability, client change, water, oil and gas, renewables,
power, and nuclear energy. Over 800 attorneys work in Norton Rose's energy practice.

Orrick Herrington's energy practice represents various clients in the industry, such as investors,
sponsors, private equity funds, underwriters, lenders, and more. The firm represents and advises these
clients in transactions involving hydroelectric, biomass, wind, solar, natural gas, and other matters.

Pillsbury's energy practice encompasses nuclear energy, environmental issues, clean technology,
mergers and acquisitions, power generation and transmission, renewable and alternative energy,
liquefied natural gas, and several other areas of the industry. It was ranked as a Tier 1 nuclear law firm
by Chambers Global.

Sidley Austin's energy department represents a diverse group of clients, including refined product and
CO2 pipelines, financial institutions, oil and gas companies, utilities companies, and others in different
regulatory, litigation, and transaction matters.

Simpson Thacher has divided its energy practice into several areas. It represents clients in renewable
and clean energy departments, electric power and transmission, pipelines, energy services
infrastructure, midstream, refining, petrochemicals, oil field, exploration, and production.

Skadden has several separate energy practices: energy and infrastructure projects, energy and
regulation, energy tax, mining, and utilities mergers and acquisitions.

Spiegel McDiarmid's energy practice makes up a large percentage of its business. Its practices include
hydro and water, reliability, telecommunications, utility workforce, transportation, gas, and electric.
Its services include litigation, appeals, public policy, lobbying, compliance, enforcement, and
negotiating agreements.

Steptoe & Johnson's energy practice includes litigation, counseling, and representing companies in
front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Congress, and other state and federal agencies.

Stinson Leonard Street LLP boasts a broad energy practice. Its attorneys are located in various offices
across the United States, and have vast experience in matters such as oil and natural gas matters,
transactional work in oil and natural gas pipelines, regulatory issues, and renewables.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP has practiced in energy-related matters for over forty years. Its 70
energy attorneys have been present for many changes in the industry, such as the increase in shale oil
and gas production, the change in liquefied natural gas markets from imports to exports, changes in tax
laws, and more.

Thompson Coburn LLP has years of experience in regulatory matters, including energy concerns. It has
represented clients in matters of both a domestic and international nature, including antitrust issues,
regulatory matters, and compliance.

Troutman Sanders LLP has divided its energy practices into three main departments: regulatory,
transactional, and industry. Its regulatory practice includes Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
work, state energy regulation, nuclear matters, utility taxes and energy policy and legislation. Its
transactional work includes project development and financing, renewable energy, and energy
corporate and transactions. In the industry practice, attorneys focus on oil and natural gas, energy
construction, electricity, energy storage, nuclear energy, and renewable energy.

Van Ness Feldman LLP's energy practice includes a wide range of issues, such as biomass, offshore
wind, solar energy, water, coal, and oil and gas transactions.

Venable LLP has enjoyed success in many energy-related transactions, such as those involving tax
issues, litigation, environmental issues, public policy, labor, employment, government contracts, and
intellectual policy.

Vinson & Elkins LLP has expanded its energy practice to include master limited partnerships, gas
storage, gathering and processing oil and gas, nuclear power, electric transmissions and smart grids,
mining and metals, trading, marketing, refining, exploration and production, and more.

White & Case LLP, an international law firm, employs skilled attorneys who practice in areas involving
renewable energy, regulation, power, climate change, and mining and metals.

Winston & Strawn LLP's Energy and Environmental Practice includes over eighty attorneys who
represent a range of clients, including oil companies, gas companies, borrowers, investors, power
producers, developers, and more. The firm advertises a full-service approach to representing the
energy industry.

Wright & Talisman PC focuses on energy law. Its attorneys are skilled in natural gas and oil transmission
and distribution, energy project development, regulation, and renewable energy. The firm is comprised
of sixteen attorneys who focus on energy matters.

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