Bill Penniman concentrates his practice on energy, including energy-related administrative and appellate law. He counsels clients on a variety of regulatory matters and, when necessary, represents them in administrative and judicial proceedings. Bill provides transactional advice to clients looking to secure business-critical contracts for natural gas and electricity supplies and related services. A member of Sutherland's Energy Practice Group, Bill advises natural gas pipeline owners on complex federal pipeline regulations, as well as large consumers and marketers of natural gas and electricity.
Bill has participated in numerous proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and federal courts that impact open-access transmission, pipeline certificates, natural gas and electric rates and tariffs, imports, environmental compliance, enforcement matters and a variety of other issues. He has also published law review articles on energy regulation and transactions and has frequently spoken on energy issues at conferences sponsored by bar associations, public organizations, trade groups, and private organizations. Bill recently co-authored with Professor Alfred C. Aman a book for law students concerning the practice of administrative law: Skills & Values: Administrative Law (published by LexisNexis 2012).
Sutherland advises clients on energy regulation.
Sutherland advises energy clients on federal and state regulatory issues.
Sutherland represents clients before FERC and in federal court on energy matters.
Honorable C. Stanley Blair, U.S. District Court - Maryland.