Brett A. Snyder counsels clients on the US federal regulation of the natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids industries and the negotiation of related commercial agreements among industry participants. He advises clients regarding the certification of new natural gas infrastructure projects. Brett regularly represents energy industry clients in complex administrative and rate litigation and in agency investigations. He appears before the FERC, DOE, CFTC, FCC, and in US federal courts.
In the natural gas and oil sectors, Brett counsels clients on the federal regulation of natural gas and oil/liquids transportation and sales and pipeline safety. He advises new pipeline and liquified natural gas terminal projects involving the Natural Gas Act and manages all aspects of FERC certification proceedings. Brett is co-author of the first editions of The AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies, a comprehensive FERC manual for natural gas distribution companies.
Brett represents natural gas, oil, and electric clients in complex administrative and rate litigation at FERC, and in public and non-public investigations, regulatory audits, and self-reporting proceedings before FERC’s Office of Enforcement, the CFTC, and the FTC.
He also represents energy and other companies in FCC licensing matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations, and has litigated pole attachment disputes under the Pole Attachment Act.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Brett was a partner in the energy practice of an international law firm, resident in its Washington, DC, office.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1998, J.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992, B.S.
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, The Legal 500 United States (2012)
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–2011)