Heather L. Feingold advises clients on energy regulatory matters. She works on the regulatory aspects of alternative energy projects, energy assets, and corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, and energy portfolio regulation in the electric sector. She also counsels clients on issues involving the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, the Federal Power Act, and the Natural Gas Act.
Heather has more than 10 years of experience working on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) matters. She has advised clients on projects in most major US power and gas markets.
Project developers and financial institutions retain Heather in connection with energy projects, and to document secured lending and direct equity positions in the energy sector. In her transactional practice, Heather has experience with institutional investors, fund managers, lenders, and advisers, as well as private equity and hedge funds.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Heather was of counsel in the energy and project finance group of another international law firm, where she worked in the Washington, DC, office. She also previously served as associate counsel to the National Energy Marketers Association, where she represented industry participants in rulemaking and other proceedings at FERC and several state utility commissions.
Represented Astoria Energy II LLC in its organization, development, and initial regulatory authorizations
Represented investors in a more than $600 million tax-equity financing of a 330 MW New York wind energy project portfolio
Represented Energy Investors Funds in the $850 million acquisition of an 80% economic interest in the Calypso group of 16 public utilities
Represented a major interstate gas pipeline system in the refinancing of $430 million in construction debt
Represents project sponsors and a project company in connection with the financing and developing of a merchant power plant in New York
Advises multiple clients regarding acquisitions of independent power interests
Advises investors and lenders in gas-utility and pipeline transactions