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Andrew B. Art

Senior Counsel

Mr. Art is Senior Counsel at Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, where he focuses on federal and state energy regulatory, municipal utility law, and electric reliability issues. Mr. Art serves clients in transactional, regulatory, policy and administrative litigation matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). At FERC, Mr. Art has represented a variety of municipal and consumer-owned utilities in rulemaking proceedings, rate cases, and settlement matters concerning transmission rates, open access transmission tariffs and the development of organized market rules. Mr. Art has also represented public power utilities before FERC in the development of mandatory electric reliability standards.

Mr. Art routinely advises clients on transmission and interconnection matters, balancing authority area operations, and the development of business practices, standards of conduct and internal compliance programs.

With respect to electric reliability matters, Mr. Art has helped clients develop and implement effective internal controls and protocols to document their compliance with the requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its regional entities. He often helps clients prepare self-reports and mitigation plans, and follow-up actions to improve their compliance programs. He has helped prepare clients for audits by conducting pre-audit training of subject matter experts and compliance managers, and has led simulation training exercises. For clients involved in due diligence reviews of potential mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Art has performed compliance assessments. Mr. Art is also experienced in helping clients negotiate agreements for the delegation and allocation of compliance responsibilities between and among registered entities.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Art was employed by the law firm of Van Ness Feldman, rising from law clerk in 1998 to Partner in 2009, where he served for a time on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Before beginning his law practice, Mr. Art focused on land use, conservation, and agricultural policy matters. He worked for seven years as part of the team that established the Environmental Working Group, a policy advocacy firm based in Washington, DC.
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • Kenyon College, B.A., 1991
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Administrative Law Review, Washington College of Law
  • American Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association 
  • Massachusetts Bar Association 
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 2014.
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar, Seattle, Washington, Oct. 2013.
  • Energy Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2013.
  • Midwest Reliability Organization, Hearing Body Training, Bloomington, MN, March 2013.
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar, Washington, DC, Oct. 2012.
  • National Hydropower Association, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 2012.
  • Midwest Reliability Organization, Hearing Body Training, Bloomington, MN, June 2010.
  • Andrew Art & Ilan Gutherz, Defining the Bulk Electric System: How Bright is NERC's New 'Bright Line' Rule, The Electricity Journal, Vol. 26 Issue 2 pp. 58 (March 2013).
  • Andrew Art & Van Smith, FERC and NERC Speed Processing of Electric Reliability Violations, Natural Gas & Electricity, Vol. 28 Issue 11 pp. 13 (June 2012).

Overview

Mr. Art is Senior Counsel at Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, where he focuses on federal and state energy regulatory, municipal utility law, and electric reliability issues. Mr. Art serves clients in transactional, regulatory, policy and administrative litigation matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). At FERC, Mr. Art has represented a variety of municipal and consumer-owned utilities in rulemaking proceedings, rate cases, and settlement matters concerning transmission rates, open access transmission tariffs and the development of organized market rules. Mr. Art has also represented public power utilities before FERC in the development of mandatory electric reliability standards.

Mr. Art routinely advises clients on transmission and interconnection matters, balancing authority area operations, and the development of business practices, standards of conduct and internal compliance programs.

With respect to electric reliability matters, Mr. Art has helped clients develop and implement effective internal controls and protocols to document their compliance with the requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its regional entities. He often helps clients prepare self-reports and mitigation plans, and follow-up actions to improve their compliance programs. He has helped prepare clients for audits by conducting pre-audit training of subject matter experts and compliance managers, and has led simulation training exercises. For clients involved in due diligence reviews of potential mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Art has performed compliance assessments. Mr. Art is also experienced in helping clients negotiate agreements for the delegation and allocation of compliance responsibilities between and among registered entities.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Art was employed by the law firm of Van Ness Feldman, rising from law clerk in 1998 to Partner in 2009, where he served for a time on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Before beginning his law practice, Mr. Art focused on land use, conservation, and agricultural policy matters. He worked for seven years as part of the team that established the Environmental Working Group, a policy advocacy firm based in Washington, DC.

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • Kenyon College, B.A., 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia

Honors

  • Administrative Law Review, Washington College of Law

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association 
  • Massachusetts Bar Association 

Presentations

  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 2014.
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar, Seattle, Washington, Oct. 2013.
  • Energy Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2013.
  • Midwest Reliability Organization, Hearing Body Training, Bloomington, MN, March 2013.
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar, Washington, DC, Oct. 2012.
  • National Hydropower Association, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 2012.
  • Midwest Reliability Organization, Hearing Body Training, Bloomington, MN, June 2010.

Publications

  • Andrew Art & Ilan Gutherz, Defining the Bulk Electric System: How Bright is NERC's New 'Bright Line' Rule, The Electricity Journal, Vol. 26 Issue 2 pp. 58 (March 2013).
  • Andrew Art & Van Smith, FERC and NERC Speed Processing of Electric Reliability Violations, Natural Gas & Electricity, Vol. 28 Issue 11 pp. 13 (June 2012).