Alston & Bird LLP
Andrea Wolfman’s focus is the regulation of companies in the electric, natural gas and oil pipeline industries, principally by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), but also NERC, the Department of Energy and the DOT/PHMSA, among others. She provides compliance counseling and training, enforcement defense and representation in regulatory proceedings, including applications, rate and tariff proceedings and rulemakings. She has also advised and represented clients in state public utility regulatory matters.
Before entering private practice, Andrea spent 24 years at FERC, where she was a longtime senior executive and participated in policymaking for the restructuring of the natural gas and electric industries. In her last position at FERC, she led the commission’s enforcement office as the associate general counsel for market oversight and enforcement. Prior to that, for 13 years, she was assistant general counsel for pipeline rates, responsible for the office that produced the orders and regulations governing natural gas and oil pipeline rates and terms of service. Andrea’s experience affords an unusual combination of policy and enforcement experience, combined with her knowledge of FERC processes, to offer clients a useful perspective.