Christopher J. Barr
Energy & Utilities
Energy & Utilities
Focuses on the regulation of natural gas utility and oil pipeline companies and trade associations under the Natural Gas Act, Interstate Commerce Act, the Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Safety Act, the Federal Power Act, and a variety of other federal statutes.
Christopher J. Barr is a Principal in the Firm's Energy & Utilities Practice Group. His practice focuses on the regulation of natural gas utility and oil pipeline companies and trade associations under the Natural Gas Act, Interstate Commerce Act, the Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Safety Act, the Federal Power Act, and a variety of other federal statutes. His broad-based experience includes participation in business planning in light of federal regulations, planning and development of new services and facilities, rate cases, enforcement proceedings, declaratory order proceedings, rulemakings, certificate proceedings, as well as appellate proceedings.
Mr. Barr regularly appears before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He played an important role in the development of market- based rates at FERC in the oil pipeline and natural gas pipeline contexts. He has successfully guided clients' proposals for innovative service and rate proposals through the FERC approval process, and has extensive experience in assisting in the pre-filing processes with the FERC's staff to ensure that the proposed projects and rate filings meet with FERC approval.
Mr. Barr is ranked by Chambers and Partners for the United States in the Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) category. The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review publication, selected him for its 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions in the categories of Energy Law and Oil and Gas Law. For information about these selections and an overview of common third-party publications, rankings, and lists methodologies, click here.