James M. Bushee: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

James M. Bushee

James M. Bushee
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Energy Litigation
  • Trading & Transactions
  • Natural Gas
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0643
Fax: 202-637-3593
University The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A.
Law SchoolThe Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1982, District of Columbia and Texas

Professional Activities
Vice-Chair, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee, American Bar Association (1992-1999)
Vice-Chair, Administrative Law Committee, American Bar Association (1988-1991)
Member, Board of Directors, University of Texas NROTC Alumni Foundation

BornMelrose, Massachusetts, June 11, 1954

Jim Bushee represents clients in the electric power, natural gas and environmental fields, and has for more than 30 years. Jim's energy practice focuses on electric power regulatory matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC). He has appeared in regulatory proceedings in California, Iowa, Wyoming and Florida, representing electric utilities in rate, certificate and rulemaking proceedings and also large industrial users in a range of electric power regulatory issues.

Jim's practice encompasses environmental matters involving both federal and state agencies, focusing mainly on hazardous waste and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issues. His environmental work includes brownfield development and environmental issues related to utility facility projects. Prior to joining Sutherland, Jim was a member of the General Motors legal staff energy and environmental group and he also was environmental and energy counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Selected Experience

Sutherland represents Sharyland in Public Utility Commission of Texas regulatory proceedings.

Sutherland counsels Occidental Permian Ltd. in FERC proceedings.

Sutherland represents Sharyland before the Public Utilities Commission of Texas.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: regulatory (2015) (Also at Austin, Texas Office)


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James M. Bushee

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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