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Shemin V. Proctor

Shemin is the Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of Andrews Kurth and she divides her time between the Washington and Houston offices. She represents major energy companies, including natural gas and oil pipelines, energy marketing and trading companies, and midstream service providers, in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and has represented natural gas pipelines before the federal courts. Shemin has represented and counseled clients in numerous rate, tariff, certificate, complaint, and compliance matters before the FERC. Shemin also works with clients seeking to construct natural gas storage and liquefied natural gas facilities. In addition, she has counseled energy companies on natural gas matters arising from bankruptcy and has experience in the antitrust area.

Representative Experience:

  • Lead counsel for major interstate natural gas pipeline in litigated complaint proceedings before FERC
  • Lead counsel for midstream company regarding sale of jurisdictional pipeline before FERC
  • Lead counsel for midstream company regarding new ethane pipeline project
  • Represented debtor regarding unwinding and disposition of transportation capacity deals
  • Represented interstate natural gas pipeline in enforcement proceedings before FERC Counsels corporate clients and underwriters regarding energy regulation

Publications

  • Bet-the-Company Regulation (October 2011)
  • “Salazar And Far-Reaching Changes At BOEMRE” EnergyLaw360 (September 15, 2010)
  • “Will Polluters Really Pay In Greenhouse Gas Cases?” EnergyLaw360 (August 16, 2010)
  • EPA Issues New Renewable Fuels Standard (February 12, 2010) EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Starts January 2010 (November 16, 2009) EPA Moving Ahead with Regulation of Greenhouse Gases (September 25, 2009)

Professional Recognition

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources, DC magazine (2012, 2013) Profiled as one of the leading Energy Regulatory (2012-2013) lawyers in the United States, The US Legal 500
  • Profiled as one of the leading Oil & Gas (2010-2011, 2013) lawyers in the United States, Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers
  • Profiled as one of the leading Oil & Gas (2009) lawyers in the District of Columbia, Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in Black Washington, D.C. (2009, 2010)

Briefings, Seminars & Speeches

  • “Road to 50: Strategies for 21st Century Leadership Success” at the National Black Law Students Association’s 8th Annual Charles Hamilton Houston Leadership Retreat (September 21, 2013)
  • “Renewable and Alternative Energy – Growth and Challenges” at the Women’s Energy Network Biennial Conference (March 27, 2013)
  • “Energy Regulation: What In-House Counsel Should Know as we Head into 2013” at the 2012 National Law Journal Regulatory Summit (December 6, 2012)
  • “Carbon Webinar: Anticipating and Disclosing Present and Future Commercial Risks” (September 11, 2008)
  • Various Natural Gas Storage presentations (February 2008, March 2007, February 2006) “Master Limited Partnerships” (November 2007) “Rate Case Course” (November 10, 2006) Interview with Shemin Proctor at the American University Washington College of Law for her views on recruiting tips to law students (August 22, 2003)

Affiliations

  • Founding Member of Center for Women in Law, University of Texas School of Law (membership by invitation only) District of Columbia Bar State Bar of California State Bar of Texas
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Chair, Oil Pipeline Regulation Committee (2005-2007)
  • Vice Chair, Oil Pipeline Regulation Committee (2004-2005) National Bar Association The Women’s Council on Energy & The Environment
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