In the constantly evolving energy industry, Levi McAllister represents and counsels electric utilities, natural gas suppliers, and renewable energy developers on matters arising from energy-related US state and federal legislation. His practice focuses on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) matters, including compliance with federal and state regulatory law, as well as litigation and related appeals.
Levi counsels electric utilities on issues pertaining to transmission infrastructure development, smart grid regulatory compliance, and cross-border energy import and export requirements. He also advises on compliance issues related to electrical system reliability standards established by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation; and legal obligations imposed by federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act and Public Utility Holding Company Act regulations. Levi works closely with natural gas suppliers and pipeline owners as well, representing and advising them on compliance issues pertaining to FERC-mandated pipeline capacity regulations, as well as CFTC and FERC market manipulation regulations.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Levi served as a legislative aide to US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. He worked on a variety of regulatory measures, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Levi also served for three years as a legal assistant and law clerk to Chief Judge Andrew S. Effron of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
American University, Washington College of Law, 2008, J.D., Cum Laude
University of Texas at Austin, 2003, B.S.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Clerkship to Judge Andrew Effron of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2008)