Pamela Tsang Wu advises clients in the natural gas, oil, and electric power industries before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the US Department of Transportation on rate, regulatory, and transaction matters. Pam’s practice focuses on representing clients in administrative litigation before FERC in rate and tariff proceedings, advising and defending clients in FERC and CFTC investigations, and advising clients seeking to acquire or divest assets.
Pam advises clients on compliance with the Natural Gas Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and FERC-regulated gas and oil tariffs. She represents shippers that transport natural gas, crude, and liquids in litigation before FERC and the Texas Railroad Commission on the rates, terms, and conditions of service. She also advises clients on the rules and requirements administered by the PHMSA and represents them in matters before the PHMSA.
Additionally, Pam advises clients on compliance with FERC’s rules administered under the Federal Power Act, compliance with Independent System Operator (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) rules, issues that arise in transmission infrastructure development, and regulatory requirements applicable to acquisitions and divestitures.
Pam also counsels clients in investigations conducted by the FERC and the CFTC. She has represented clients in non-public investigations and litigated proceedings at FERC that have alleged fraudulent or manipulative trading activity, violations of ISO or RTO rules, and violations of FERC’s market-behavior rules. She has also represented clients in CFTC investigations alleging fraudulent or manipulative trading of futures or derivatives products in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. Additionally, Pam assists clients in developing and implementing effective compliance programs and counsels clients in FERC audits.
In addition, Pam has represented clients developing LNG terminal projects. She advised them in obtaining authorizations from the Department of Energy to export LNG and authorizations from FERC to construct and operate the liquefaction facilities.
American University, Washington College of Law, 2011, J.D.
University of Virginia, 2008, B.A.
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016, 2019)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Member, Energy Bar Association
Note and comment editor, American University Law Review