Paul F. Forshay: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Paul F. Forshay

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Energy Litigation
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Trading & Transactions
  • Natural Gas
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0708
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Haverford College, B.A.
Law SchoolAmerican University Washington College of Law, J.D. Member, American University Law Review
Admitted1984, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Energy Bar Association

BornBrooklyn, New York, April 9, 1959

With more than 28 years' experience in the dynamic field of energy regulation, Paul Forshay advises clients on compliance with federal and state regulations and represents them in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state commissions. His work spans issues concerning oil and gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric power transmission, and includes policy formation and agency rule makings.

A member of Sutherland's Energy Practice Group, Paul is the head of the natural gas and oil pipeline regulatory practice. His substantial experience includes natural gas and oil pipeline rate case litigation and complaint proceedings and utility merger proceedings before FERC. He regularly advises clients regarding compliance with FERC regulations, including capacity-release requirements, affiliate transactions, reporting obligations and Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA) Section 311 pipeline matters. Paul also advises clients on gas transportation agreements, power purchase and transmission agreements, natural gas and oil pipeline tariff matters and import/export regulations.

Paul deals extensively with cost allocation, rate of return, rate design, seasonal rate and negotiated rate issues. He advises clients regarding certificate matters for natural gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, as well as federal and state regulatory requirements applicable to the disposition of crude oil and liquids pipelines. In addition, Paul litigates affiliate abuse and market-based rate disputes regarding wholesale power sales.

Paul participated in a variety of utility rate cases before state commissions and played an active role in restructuring retail power markets in New Jersey and Ohio. He litigates utility merger and acquisition proceedings and advises clients on state regulations governing participation in restructured retail energy markets, licensing requirements for power marketers, the disposition of retail market contracts, state-mandated wholesale power auctions and renewable portfolio standards.

Selected Experience
Sutherland advises a major international energy company regarding federal/state regulatory requirements for sale or transfer of regulated pipeline assets.

Sutherland represents a large energy user coalition in electric/gas utility ratemaking and policy matters before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

Sutherland represents a major independent power producer and major manufacturer in gas pipeline ratemaking and rulemaking proceedings before FERC.


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FERC Issues a NOPR Reforming Gas Day and Two Orders to Improve Natural Gas - Electric Generation Industry Coordination
Paul F. Forshay,Daniel E. Frank,Meghan R. Gruebner,Jennifer J.K. Herbert,Catherine M. Krupka, March 28, 2014
On March 20, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR)1 and two separate, but related, Orders2 to improve the coordination of scheduling natural gas pipeline capacity to meet increasing demand from gas-powered electricity markets....

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Paul F. Forshay

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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