Pamela T. Wu represents companies in the energy industry in a broad range of matters involving rates, market rules and regulation, and energy commodity trading before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She advises clients seeking to reduce their carbon footprint through new infrastructure assets, clean energy technologies, and transacting carbon credits and carbon offsets. Pam is an active member of the firm’s Energy Commodity Trading and Compliance Working Group, Hydrogen Working Group, Electric Vehicles Working Group, and Renewables Working Group.
Pam advises clients seeking to transition their operations to achieve their climate and decarbonization goals. She counsels clients as they acquire, divest, invest in, and/or develop hydrogen assets and infrastructure, electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure, renewable assets, electric generation and transmission assets, and natural gas facilities as they work toward their net-zero carbon emission goals. Pam provides guidance on related federal and state regulatory issues and implications and on structuring those investments and transactions to minimize regulatory compliance concerns, risks, and obligations.
In addition, Pam represents clients in administrative litigation before FERC in rate and tariff proceedings and advises clients on FERC-regulated tariffs and compliance with the Federal Power Act, Natural Gas Act, and Interstate Commerce Act. Pam also counsels clients that seek and hold market-based rate authority and related regulatory and compliance obligations.
Pam also counsels and defends clients in nonpublic energy and commodities enforcement actions initiated by the enforcement arms of FERC and the CFTC involving allegations of fraudulent or manipulative trading activity, violations of Independent System Operator or Regional Transmission Organization rules, and violations of FERC’s market-behavior rules. Pam advises clients on developing, enhancing, and implementing effective energy regulatory compliance programs. She also counsels clients in connection with FERC audits.
American University Washington College of Law, 2011, J.D., Note and comment editor, American University Law Review
University of Virginia, 2008, B.A.
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Recognized, DC Rising Star, National Law Journal (2023)
Up and Coming, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), USA - Nationwide, Chambers USA (2023)
Associates to Watch, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), USA Nationwide, Chambers USA (2021, 2022)
Recommended, Industry Focus: Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas, The Legal 500 US (2022, 2023)
Ones to Watch, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2023, 2024)
Ones to Watch, Energy Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2024)
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)