Levi McAllister 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. Levi represents natural gas and power marketers, local distribution companies, end users, producers, industrial consumers, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shale gas developers, electric utilities, and renewable energy developers in energy regulatory matters.
Levi handles administrative litigation for shippers affected by interstate natural gas pipeline rates, terms, and conditions of service. Levi has assisted clients in rulemaking proceedings, including FERC’s anti-manipulation rules and pipeline restructuring matters. He addresses commercial and regulatory issues in the United States for LNG and shale gas developers, and also 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.
Levi counsels electric utilities on issues pertaining to transmission infrastructure development, smart grid regulatory compliance, and cross-border energy import and export requirements. He 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.
As an active member of Morgan Lewis’s energy compliance and enforcement practice, Levi’s practice includes FERC and CFTC investigations of physical and financial energy commodity trading and investigations of electric reliability related incidents. He also develops compliance plans, pursues internal investigations, and develops energy compliance training. Levi 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.
Levi brings to his energy 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.
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 Fifth Circuit
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)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Energy Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Managing Editor, American University Law Review
Editor, Business Law Brief
Listed, "Rising Star," Washington, D.C. Superlawyers, Energy and Natural Resources (2015–2016)