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Tyler E. Mansholt

Senior Associate

Tyler is a Senior Associate at the firm with a practice focused on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators, and various other Federal and state agencies, involving the electric, hydropower, and natural gas industries. His general experiences include the preparation and management of motions, discovery, direct testimony, cross examination, oral argument, and briefing.

With regard to electric regulation, Tyler has advised clients on a wide range of Federal matters associated with wholesale markets, mergers and acquisitions, transmission incentives, and formula rates. In addition, he has assisted clients on matters before state utility commissions, including on interconnection procedures, distributed generation, and integrated resource planning. Tyler also represents clients before the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

In the area of hydropower, Tyler has advised clients on small and large developments at both new and existing facilities. He has also assisted clients at the FERC on jurisdictional issues, permitting and licensing requirements, license amendments, surrenders, and preference power conditions.

Tyler's natural gas practice at the firm has included counseling clients regarding the Federal implications associated with the development of pipeline infrastructure, particularly as it regards compliance with environmental requirements.

Prior to joining the firm, Tyler was employed at the FERC as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of General Counsel. While at FERC, Tyler provided legal and policy advice on a wide range of hydropower matters, including preliminary permits, exemptions, licenses, relicenses, and surrenders. Tyler also provided counsel on natural gas matters, including market-based rate and jurisdictional determinations, and applications for the construction of pipeline facilities, storage facilities, liquid natural gas facilities, presidential permits, and abandonment.
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., with honors, 2007
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyers" Rising Star - Energy and Natural Resources, 2017
  • Vermont Law Review
  • President, Moot Court Advisory Board
  • Dean's Fellow Writing Instructor
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • Award for Quality Service in the Public Interest by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission presented August 2011, August 2012, and August 2013
  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair of Hydro Power Committee 
  • Energy Bar Association
    • Environmental Regulation Committee
    • Young Lawyers Committee
• Seminar instructor at EUCI’s “FERC Electricity 101” and “FERC Compliance and Enforcement” courses held in San Diego, California on January 30-31, 2017
• Seminar instructor at EUCI’s "FERC Compliance and Enforcement” course held in Baltimore, MD on May, 2016
• Seminar instructor at EUCI’s "FERC Compliance and Enforcement” course held in New Orleans, MS on November, 2015

Overview

Tyler is a Senior Associate at the firm with a practice focused on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators, and various other Federal and state agencies, involving the electric, hydropower, and natural gas industries. His general experiences include the preparation and management of motions, discovery, direct testimony, cross examination, oral argument, and briefing.

With regard to electric regulation, Tyler has advised clients on a wide range of Federal matters associated with wholesale markets, mergers and acquisitions, transmission incentives, and formula rates. In addition, he has assisted clients on matters before state utility commissions, including on interconnection procedures, distributed generation, and integrated resource planning. Tyler also represents clients before the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

In the area of hydropower, Tyler has advised clients on small and large developments at both new and existing facilities. He has also assisted clients at the FERC on jurisdictional issues, permitting and licensing requirements, license amendments, surrenders, and preference power conditions.

Tyler's natural gas practice at the firm has included counseling clients regarding the Federal implications associated with the development of pipeline infrastructure, particularly as it regards compliance with environmental requirements.

Prior to joining the firm, Tyler was employed at the FERC as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of General Counsel. While at FERC, Tyler provided legal and policy advice on a wide range of hydropower matters, including preliminary permits, exemptions, licenses, relicenses, and surrenders. Tyler also provided counsel on natural gas matters, including market-based rate and jurisdictional determinations, and applications for the construction of pipeline facilities, storage facilities, liquid natural gas facilities, presidential permits, and abandonment.

Education

  • Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., with honors, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honors

  • Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyers" Rising Star - Energy and Natural Resources, 2017
  • Vermont Law Review
  • President, Moot Court Advisory Board
  • Dean's Fellow Writing Instructor
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • Award for Quality Service in the Public Interest by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission presented August 2011, August 2012, and August 2013

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair of Hydro Power Committee 
  • Energy Bar Association
    • Environmental Regulation Committee
    • Young Lawyers Committee

Presentations

• Seminar instructor at EUCI’s “FERC Electricity 101” and “FERC Compliance and Enforcement” courses held in San Diego, California on January 30-31, 2017
• Seminar instructor at EUCI’s "FERC Compliance and Enforcement” course held in Baltimore, MD on May, 2016
• Seminar instructor at EUCI’s "FERC Compliance and Enforcement” course held in New Orleans, MS on November, 2015