Pamela T. 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), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the US Department of Transportation, and the Texas Railroad Commission on rate, regulatory, and transactional matters. Pam represents clients in administrative litigation before FERC in rate and tariff proceedings and advises clients on compliance with the Natural Gas Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and FERC-regulated tariffs. Pam is an active member of the firm’s energy industry team, hydrogen working group, and energy trading working group.
Pam also advises clients seeking to acquire or divest electric, natural gas, and renewable assets, as our clients look to attain net-zero carbon emission goals. In addition, her practice focuses on FERC compliance and enforcement matters. Pam counsels clients in investigations conducted by FERC and the CFTC. She has represented clients in nonpublic investigations and litigated proceedings at FERC that have alleged fraudulent or manipulative trading activity, violations of Independent System Operator or Regional Transmission Organization 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 counsels clients on issues relating to the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal projects. She advises clients seeking to obtain import and export authorizations from the US 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
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy regulation: oil and gas, The Legal 500 US (2022)
Associates to Watch, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), USA Nationwide, Chambers USA (2021, 2022)
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
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