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Monique Watson
Monique Watson
Partner — Energy Regulation
Partner — Energy Regulation

Monique Watson

Monique Watson
Washington, D.C.

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

start quote symbolMonique Watson’s knowledge of FERC is amazing, and her instincts are spot-on. The contributions she brings to natural gas engagements provide value to the client far beyond the immediate issue. [Chambers USA 2023 Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)]end quote symbol
Monique Watson

Experience Highlights

  • Represented an interstate pipeline company in the preparation and prosecution of a general Section 4 rate case before the FERC

  • Represented a company in preparing and filing a petition for declaratory order asking FERC to disclaim jurisdiction over a containerized liquefied natural gas export facility, which was granted

Credentials

  • Howard University School of Law, J.D. cum laude
  • University of Virginia, B.A.
  • Chambers Global, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (USA), 2024
  • Acting Director, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Division of Pipeline Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2016–2017)
  • Deputy Director, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Division of Pipeline Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2012–2017)
  • Attorney Adviser/Acting Manager, Division of Pipeline Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2011–2012)
  • Legal Adviser to then-FERC Commissioner Marc Spitzer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2006–2011)
  • Appellate Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (1998–2001, 2006)
  • Fellow: Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2021)
  • Board Member: Energy Bar Association (2020–present)
  • Vice Chair, Member: Natural Gas : Gas, Oil & Liquids Steering Committee, Energy Bar Association (2010–present)
  • Member: American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • Council Member, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia
  • English
  • “Appalachian Trail Ruling May Speed Other Pipeline Cases,” Law360, June 24, 2020 (author)
  • “FERC Aims for a Better Tribal Consultation Process,” Law360, November 6, 2019 (author)
  • “New Executive Orders Aim to Reduce Federal and State Permitting Obstacles for Pipeline and Energy Projects,” Energy Law Report, July 10, 2019 (author)
  • “Is A FERC Pipeline Policy Reset Coming?,” Law360, April 30, 2018 (author)
  • “Understanding FERC’s Natural Gas Certificate Policy Review,” Law360, February 6, 2018 (author)