As part of Jim’s infrastructure development practice, he advises on the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and natural resource issues.
Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Jim was a member of the Legal Staff of the General Motors Energy and Environmental group and was also Environmental and Energy counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: regulatory (2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2016-2019)
In the News
Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Consortium Selected by Energy Future Holdings as Plan for Bankruptcy Solution (August 28, 2015)
Sutherland is mentioned in this Bloomberg Law article for advising Hunt Consolidated, Inc. on regulatory and debt financing matters.
Four Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year; 80 Lawyers Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 15, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, and 80 attorneys have been ...
Six Sutherland Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year; 81 Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 15, 2016)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that that six attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in ...
Five Sutherland Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year” 82 Lawyers Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 17, 2015)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that five partners have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, ...
14 Sutherland Practice Areas, 62 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2015 Legal 500 United States (June 4, 2015)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that 14 practice areas and 62 attorneys have been ranked in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a ...
“My practice focuses on clients in the electric power industry, handling regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC).”
Represents Sharyland Utilities before the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, including as lead counsel for general rate case and certificate of convenience and necessity proceedings for the construction of electric transmission facilities.
Represents Hunt Power in electric infrastructure development projects throughout the Southwest, including FERC, Bureau of Land Management and state authorizations necessary to construct and operate electrical transmission facilities.
Represents clients on cross-border electric infrastructure projects, including U.S. Department of Energy Presidential Permits for the construction of electrical connections with Mexico and authorizations for the international export of electricity.
Represents lenders in regulatory due diligence matters.
(Also at Austin, Texas Office)
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
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