Patrick Pope

Of Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.331.3179
Fax: 202.261.4752
University University of the South, Sewanee, B.A., 1974 Rhodes Scholarship, Alabama nominee; Wilkins Scholarship, Outstanding Freshman; Hoff Scholarship; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Omicron Delta Epsilon
Law SchoolUniversity of Alabama, J.D., 1977 Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review; Bench and Bar Honor Society; Farrah Law Society; Bradley Arant Scholarship; Am Jur Book Award, Securities Regulation, Corporate Tax, Labor Law
Admitted1977, Alabama and District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Energy Bar Association
•Director, Birmingham Business Alliance (2009-2010)
•Director, Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board (2000-2009)
•Director, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (1999-2010)
•President, Alabama Corporate Counsel Association (1988-1990)

BornFort Leonard Wood, Missouri, January 29, 1952

Patrick Pope focuses his practice on advising clients regarding development of energy infrastructure projects, negotiation of associated commercial contracts, procuring of necessary regulatory approvals and litigation of related contract disputes. He has been involved in the natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) business for portions of four decades.

Prior to joining the firm, Patrick served as Vice President and General Counsel of Southern Natural Gas Company, with primary responsibility for infrastructure development and regulatory matters for over thirty years. Having served during this period as commercial and regulatory counsel for two of the eight operational LNG terminals in the United States, he is a frequent speaker at worldwide LNG conferences, with more than 30 appearances in the last decade on topics ranging from terminal development to gas interchangeability and contract risk management. Since joining the firm, he has become a member of the faculty at international conferences dealing with production sharing contracts and gas balancing arrangements sponsored by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Energy - Regulatory and Transactions, 2015

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06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Author, LNG in the Atlantic Basin, Institute of Gas Technology, March 2000
•Author, Opportunities for LNG under Order No. 636: Sonat's Plans for Elba Island, Gas Daily, December 1992


•Presenter, Pipeline Renaissance: Development & Finance Forum, Infocast, June 2008
•Presenter, Mastering Contract Risk Management, Marcus Evans, November 2007
•Presenter, Contract Risk Management in the LNG Supply Chain, IQPC, London, January 2006
•Presenter, Gas Interchangeability and Quality Symposium, Platts, November 2005
•Presenter, Energy and Environmental Policy Summit, Infocast, November 2005
•Presenter, LNG Security Summit, EBA, September 2005
•Presenter, LNG Terminals China, IQPC, July 2005
•Presenter, Atlantic Coast LNG, Infocast, October 2004
•Presenter, Developing & Financing a US LNG Terminal, GTI/SAIC, October 2004
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Baseload LNG, GTI, September 2004
•Presenter, North American LNG, Infocast, August 2004
•Presenter, Energy Expo Conference, NESA, April 2004
•Presenter, 4th Annual LNG Economics & Technical Conference, SRI, January 2004
•Presenter, LNG Ministerial Summit, API, December 2003
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Baseload LNG, GTI, September 2003
•Presenter, North American LNG 2003, Infocast, July 2003
•Presenter, East Coast LNG Conference and Workshop, Zeus, July 2003
•Presenter, 2nd Annual LNG North America Strategic Conference, CWC, March 2003
•Presenter, LNG World Summit 2002, CWC, December 2002
•Presenter, North American LNG 2002, Infocast, November 2002
•Presenter, LNG North American Strategic Workshop, HEG, October 2002
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Baseload LNG, GTI, September 2002
•Presenter, LNG North American Summit, CWC, March 2002
•Presenter, LNGIV Conference, SMI, February 2002
•Presenter, Atlantic Basin LNG, AGA, July 2001
•Presenter, LNG's Role in North American Gas Supply, Zeus Development, June 2001
•Presenter, LNG III Conference, SMI, February 2001
•Presenter, LNG II Conference, SMI, February 2000

Previous Employment

•Vice President & General Counsel, Southern Natural Gas Company, 1999-2010
•Handled all legal and regulatory matters affecting interstate natural gas pipeline company and its subsidiaries Southern LNG Inc., Southern Storage Company and Elba Express Company, LLC.
•Assistant General Counsel, Southern Natural Gas Company, 1988-1999
•Handled producer litigation and contract negotiations by interstate pipeline during take-or-pay era, including implementation of GSR cost sharing mechanism that allowed regulated business to remain financially solvent.
•Vice President & General Counsel, Sonat Marketing Company, 1985-1987
•Acted as general counsel of start-up marketing company affiliated with Southern Natural, with responsibility for establishment of business practices, creation of contract forms, negotiation of complex transactions and compliance with regulatory guidelines.


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Patrick Pope

2101 L St., N.W., Suite 1000
WashingtonDC 20037


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