Mark R. Haskell advises clients on matters related to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) including FERC investigations, litigation and related court appeals, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) investigations affecting the energy industry. Mark represents natural gas and power marketers, local distribution companies, end users, producers, industrial consumers, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shale gas developers in energy regulatory matters.
As a natural gas litigator, Mark handles administrative litigation for shippers affected by interstate natural gas pipeline rates, terms, and conditions of service. This work has involved shippers on Florida Gas Transmission Company, Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, Southern Star Central Pipeline Company, Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission Company, and Northwest Pipeline Company, among others. Mark has assisted clients in rulemaking proceedings, including FERC’s antimanipulation rules and pipeline restructuring matters. He also addresses commercial and regulatory issues in the United States for LNG and shale gas developers.
Mark represents shippers in litigation under the US Interstate Commerce Act as it relates to rates, terms and conditions of service for regulated common carrier transportation of oil and natural gas liquids. He also works on petitions for declaratory orders to facilitate greenfield common carrier pipeline development projects.
As an active member of Morgan Lewis’s energy compliance and enforcement practice, Mark manages FERC and CFTC investigations of physical and financial energy commodity trading and assists in investigations of electric reliability related incidents. He also develops compliance plans, pursues internal investigations, and develops energy compliance training. Mark is also active in conducting compliance-related regulatory due diligence in connection with acquisitions, and in counseling clients regarding the mandates of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Mark brings to his energy litigation practice experience defending gas and power refund claims associated with regulatory changes, market dislocations, and allegations of market manipulation and handling matters related to federal regulation of oil and natural gas, electric energy and ancillary services, and interstate pipeline safety and infrastructure.
Harvard Law School, 1985, J.D.
University of Maine, 1982, B.A., With Highest Honors and Highest Distinction
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association, Section of Energy, Environment and Resources (Vice Chair, Committee on Electric and Natural Gas Marketing 2000–2001; 2001–2002)
Energy Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2001–2004)
1980 Harry S Truman Scholar, State of Maine
National Merit Scholar
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Member, Phi Kappa Phi
Member, Alpha Lambda Delta
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2004–2015)
Listed, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers (2004–2014)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2015)
Listed, Washington, D.C. Superlawyers, Energy and Natural Resources (2007–2014)
Listed, International Who’s Who Legal for Energy Lawyers (2013–2014)
Listed as a Law360 MVP in Energy Law (2011)
Listed, The Legal 500 United States (2012, 2014)
Co-Chair, Institute for Energy Law, First Annual Midstream Oil & Gas Conference, Houston, TX (2012)