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Laura V. Swett
Laura V. Swett
Counsel — Energy Regulation
Counsel — Energy Regulation

Laura V. Swett

Laura V. Swett
Washington, D.C.

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, D.C. 20037

Laura V. Swett

Experience Highlights

  • Represented the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the U.S. in litigation challenging its market-based and indexed rates before FERC involving 18 shippers

  • Drafted multiple Petitions for Declaratory Orders for oil pipelines related to FERC-regulated transportation service agreements and tariffs

  • Assisted multiple pipelines in developing open seasons for FERC-regulated transportation service

  • Represented oil pipeline in self-report and subsequent enforcement investigation related to inadvertent disclosure of ICA-protected shipper information

  • Advised natural gas pipelines on shipper disputes and response to complaints filed at FERC arising from such; prepared for hearing regarding natural gas pipeline rates

  • Advised liquids pipeline association on FERC policy and represented same before FERC on several matters involving oil pipeline rates and audit procedures related to revenue reporting

  • In capacity as FERC Chairman’s oil pipeline advisor, oversaw pipeline audits (from approving which pipes to audit, through the audit, to reviewing draft reports)

  • Worked tangentially on pipeline audits as an attorney in the FERC Office of Enforcement


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. with honors, 2011
  • University of Virginia, B.A., American Government, 2007
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit