Barbara K. Heffernan concentrates her practice in energy regulation, litigation, and transactions. She is a Past President of the Energy Bar Association (EBA), a national professional association of approximately 2,500 attorneys and other energy professionals. She also is a past delegate for the EBA to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Barbara has represented numerous clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the federal courts for more than 30 years on a variety of matters concerning the regulation of natural gas and electricity. These include representing gas pipelines, local distribution companies, and electric utilities in various FERC compliance and enforcement matters; preparing compliance programs and training materials; preparing reports to FERC’s Office of Enforcement (OE), responding to data requests from OE, participating in meetings and negotiations with staff on behalf of clients undergoing investigation by OE.
Barbara represents interstate pipelines in numerous proceedings before the FERC concerning gas quality, interconnection issues, discounted and negotiated rates, gathering services, force majeure and service interruption issues.