Michael A. Stosser

Of Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Environmental & Commodities
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Energy Project Development
  • Energy Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Environmental
  • Natural Gas
  • Policy & Government Affairs
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Commodities Enforcement & Investigations
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0816
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., with honors
Law SchoolSouthwestern University School of Law, J.D., with honors
Admitted1979, California; 1980, District of Columbia; 2004, New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Vice President Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association
Chairman, Legal Task Force Energy Storage Association
Editorial Advisory Board, Energy Law360
Former Member, Board of Directors, Energy Bar Association
Natural Resources Committee, American Bar Association
Former Vice Chairman, Visiting Nurse Regional Health Care System, Brooklyn, New York
Former Board Member Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Main Street
Chair, 5th through 12th IQPC Energy Storage Summit


Understanding the history of traditional energy and the complexities of investing in new energy sources, Michael Stosser helps clients successfully navigate the multifaceted business of the energy industry. With more than 34 years of experience, Michael guides clients in the development and finance of renewable and alternative energy projects and clean tech. He also represents traditional energy-natural gas, oil and power-clients in negotiations and transactions, including export matters, mergers, acquisitions and arbitrations. Michael's broad experience-in both the public and private sectors-makes him uniquely qualified to represent clients in state and regulatory matters, before Congress and in the development of energy legislation.

Michael brings the keen analysis and insight of an investment banker to his practice. As Senior Vice President in banking and also General Counsel for Ardour Capital Investments, LLC, an investment bank focused on the renewable energy sector, Michael worked with clean tech companies and projects, including wind, solar, biofuels, fuel cells and other distributed generation and energy storage, green buildings, reusable plastics, biomass, geothermal and coal gasification.

Michael began his law career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where he served in staff positions and then as Assistant General Counsel for Rulemaking and Environmental Law. Building on this insider's working knowledge of government regulation, he has handled regulatory issues and represented clients in the development, construction and sale of cogeneration and other power generation projects; represented natural gas pipelines and electrical utilities in matters before federal and state regulatory agencies; and represented clients before Congress.

Michael also served as co-chair of the energy practice at Heller Ehrman LLP and was founding partner and managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Selected Experience

Sutherland attorney Michael A. Stosser represents energy storage companies in transactional and regulatory matters.

Sutherland attorney Michael A. Stosser represented interstate pipeline companies in federal and state proceedings.

Sutherland attorney Michael A. Stosser represented natural gas producers on issues related to production and exploration. (Also at New York, N.Y. Office)


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FERC Issues Proposed Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities
Lillian A. Forero,Paul F. Forshay,Meghan R. Gruebner,Michael A. Stosser, February 13, 2015
On November 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued a Proposed Policy Statement on cost recovery mechanisms, such as trackers or surcharges, that pipelines may use to recoup infrastructure modernization costs. The Proposed Policy Statement provides interstate natural gas...

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Michael A. Stosser

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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