Two former Dewey & LeBoeuf energy attorneys based in Washington have left the firm for Van Ness Feldman, the latter announced Thursday.
Lawrence Acker and Brian O’Neill, formerly of counsel at Dewey, join Van Ness Feldman with the same title.
Acker focuses his practice on matters pertaining to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, particularly gas and electric projects. He has handled FERC enforcement investigations; appellate litigation; compliance planning; contract formation and disputes; and rate, tariff, and refund matters. His clients include natural gas project developers, interstate pipelines, local distribution companies, and trading companies and eclectric utilities, among others.
O’Neill’s client list includes oil, gas, and liquefied natural gas companies, interstate pipelines, and electric utilities.
“Their expertise and stellar reputations as experts in their fields parallel that of the firm and affirm our commitment to excellence in all aspects of client service,” Van Ness Feldman chairman Richard Agnew said of the laterals in a written statement.
Acker and O'Neill were not immediately available for comment.