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Jason T. Gray

Shareholder

Mr. Gray is a Shareholder with the Firm, concentrating on energy law, administrative law, and the regulation of public utilities. Within these core practice areas, Mr. Gray regularly represents a wide range of clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a number of state public utility commissions, and various state and federal courts. He has particular experience in utility-related litigation, having effectively managed motions practice, the discovery process, preparing and defending witnesses, cross examination, oral argument, and briefing. He also regularly advises clients with respect to matters pertaining to Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator stakeholder processes, rate and tariff filings, rulemaking proceedings, legislation, compliance and enforcement, formal and informal settlement negotiations, energy contracting, renewable energy policy, and the development of energy projects. In addition, Mr. Gray frequently represents or advises clients with respect to appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gray served as Assistant General Counsel and Litigation Counsel to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC). While at the KCC, Mr. Gray’s responsibilities included representing the KCC before FERC, advising the KCC’s representative to the Southwest Power Pool’s Regional State Committee, appearing on behalf of the KCC before the Kansas Legislature, representing the KCC in various Kansas district courts, and assisting with appeals to the Kansas Court of Appeals. Mr. Gray also represented the KCC’s technical staff in regulatory proceedings involving enforcement matters, electric utilities, local distribution companies, water utilities, motor carriers, and intrastate pipelines. Mr. Gray gained experience in the utility industry by serving as a law clerk at the KCC during law school.

  • Washburn University School of Law, JD 2006
  • University of Kansas, BGS 2003 (History)
  • University of Kansas, BGS 2003 (Geography)
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Rising Star Energy & Natural Resources, Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Dean's Honors, 2006
  • Delano E. Lewis Scholarship Recipient, 2005
  • William H. Kurtis Entertainment and Media Law Scholarship Recipient, 2004
  • Outstanding Junior in U.S. History, 2002
  • American Public Gas Association
  • Natural Gas Roundtable
  • District of Columbia Bar Association 
  • Kansas Bar Association 
  • Energy Bar Association
    • State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee (Chair, 2014-2015 term)
    • Natural Gas Regulation Committee
  • Co-Presenter, "Wholesale Transmission Rates: Impact of Emerging Issues," APPA Legal and Regulatory Seminar (2017).
  • Presenter, "FERC Electricity 101," EUCI (2017).
  • Presenter, "FERC Electricity 101," EUCI (2016).
  • Presenter, "FERC Electricity 101," EUCI (2015).
  • Panelist, "FERC and the Market State of Play," Natural Rural Electric Cooperative Association G&T Legal Seminar (2015).
  • Panelist, "EBA Energizer:  Section 205 and 206 Fundamentals and Insights," Energy Bar Association (2015).
  • Panelist, "Understanding and Mitigating FERC Enforcement Actions: A 2015 Perspective," Knowledge Group Webinar (2015).
  • Panelist, “Assessing the Impacts of Post-IRP Directives and Corresponding Actions,” EUCI 4th Annual Hawaii Power Summit (2014).
  • Presenter, "Implications for Public Power of a Western Energy Imbalance Market," American Public Power Association Legal Seminar (2014).
  • Panelist, “Litigation Discovery Disputes & Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Energy Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference (2013).
  • Contributing Author, “Regulation of the Gas Industry,” Chapter 30 (Rate of Return), LexisNexis (2016).
  • Editor, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 35, No. 2 (2014).
  • Contributing Author, Natural Gas Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 34, No. 2 (2013).
  • Contributing Author, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 34, No. 2 (2013).
  • Author, “Competing Views on the Permissible Scope of In-House Expert Witness Discovery at FERC: Without Guidance, FERC Litigants Face Risk and Uncertainty,” EnergyPulse Weekly (2013).
  • Contributing Author, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 34, No. 2 (2013).
  • Contributing Author, Natural Gas Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 33, No. 2 (2012).
  • Contributing Author, Natural Gas Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 32, No. 2 (2011).
  • Contributing Author, CAISO and the California Markets, CAPTURING THE POWER OF ELECTRIC RESTRUCTURING (Joey Lee Miranda ed., 2009).
  • Contributing Author, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 30, No. 2 (2009).
  • Contributor, WIND ENERGY: THE WHIRLWIND TOUR, Kansas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Materials (May 2008).

Overview

Mr. Gray is a Shareholder with the Firm, concentrating on energy law, administrative law, and the regulation of public utilities. Within these core practice areas, Mr. Gray regularly represents a wide range of clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a number of state public utility commissions, and various state and federal courts. He has particular experience in utility-related litigation, having effectively managed motions practice, the discovery process, preparing and defending witnesses, cross examination, oral argument, and briefing. He also regularly advises clients with respect to matters pertaining to Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator stakeholder processes, rate and tariff filings, rulemaking proceedings, legislation, compliance and enforcement, formal and informal settlement negotiations, energy contracting, renewable energy policy, and the development of energy projects. In addition, Mr. Gray frequently represents or advises clients with respect to appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gray served as Assistant General Counsel and Litigation Counsel to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC). While at the KCC, Mr. Gray’s responsibilities included representing the KCC before FERC, advising the KCC’s representative to the Southwest Power Pool’s Regional State Committee, appearing on behalf of the KCC before the Kansas Legislature, representing the KCC in various Kansas district courts, and assisting with appeals to the Kansas Court of Appeals. Mr. Gray also represented the KCC’s technical staff in regulatory proceedings involving enforcement matters, electric utilities, local distribution companies, water utilities, motor carriers, and intrastate pipelines. Mr. Gray gained experience in the utility industry by serving as a law clerk at the KCC during law school.

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, JD 2006
  • University of Kansas, BGS 2003 (History)
  • University of Kansas, BGS 2003 (Geography)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honors

  • Rising Star Energy & Natural Resources, Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Dean's Honors, 2006
  • Delano E. Lewis Scholarship Recipient, 2005
  • William H. Kurtis Entertainment and Media Law Scholarship Recipient, 2004
  • Outstanding Junior in U.S. History, 2002

Organizations

  • American Public Gas Association
  • Natural Gas Roundtable
  • District of Columbia Bar Association 
  • Kansas Bar Association 
  • Energy Bar Association
    • State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee (Chair, 2014-2015 term)
    • Natural Gas Regulation Committee

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Wholesale Transmission Rates: Impact of Emerging Issues," APPA Legal and Regulatory Seminar (2017).
  • Presenter, "FERC Electricity 101," EUCI (2017).
  • Presenter, "FERC Electricity 101," EUCI (2016).
  • Presenter, "FERC Electricity 101," EUCI (2015).
  • Panelist, "FERC and the Market State of Play," Natural Rural Electric Cooperative Association G&T Legal Seminar (2015).
  • Panelist, "EBA Energizer:  Section 205 and 206 Fundamentals and Insights," Energy Bar Association (2015).
  • Panelist, "Understanding and Mitigating FERC Enforcement Actions: A 2015 Perspective," Knowledge Group Webinar (2015).
  • Panelist, “Assessing the Impacts of Post-IRP Directives and Corresponding Actions,” EUCI 4th Annual Hawaii Power Summit (2014).
  • Presenter, "Implications for Public Power of a Western Energy Imbalance Market," American Public Power Association Legal Seminar (2014).
  • Panelist, “Litigation Discovery Disputes & Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Energy Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference (2013).

Publications

  • Contributing Author, “Regulation of the Gas Industry,” Chapter 30 (Rate of Return), LexisNexis (2016).
  • Editor, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 35, No. 2 (2014).
  • Contributing Author, Natural Gas Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 34, No. 2 (2013).
  • Contributing Author, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 34, No. 2 (2013).
  • Author, “Competing Views on the Permissible Scope of In-House Expert Witness Discovery at FERC: Without Guidance, FERC Litigants Face Risk and Uncertainty,” EnergyPulse Weekly (2013).
  • Contributing Author, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 34, No. 2 (2013).
  • Contributing Author, Natural Gas Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 33, No. 2 (2012).
  • Contributing Author, Natural Gas Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 32, No. 2 (2011).
  • Contributing Author, CAISO and the California Markets, CAPTURING THE POWER OF ELECTRIC RESTRUCTURING (Joey Lee Miranda ed., 2009).
  • Contributing Author, State Commission Practice & Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Volume 30, No. 2 (2009).
  • Contributor, WIND ENERGY: THE WHIRLWIND TOUR, Kansas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Materials (May 2008).