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Thomas Kirby
Thomas Kirby
Counsel — Energy Regulation
Counsel — Energy Regulation

Thomas Kirby

Thomas Kirby
Washington, D.C.

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

Thomas Kirby

Experience Highlights

  • Representing affiliated multi-national energy companies and individuals in defending FERC allegations of natural gas market manipulation

  • Representing a major refined products (i.e., gasoline, diesel, jet fuel) pipeline at a three-month hearing on eighteen consolidated complaints alleging that its indexed and market-based rates were no longer just and reasonable under the Interstate Commerce Act

  • Representing a natural gas pipeline and winning dismissal on jurisdictional grounds of a complaint regarding unpaid reservation charges during the February 2021 Texas cold weather event

  • Representing a natural gas pipeline in consolidated rate-case proceedings under Section 4 and Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act

  • Obtaining an order from FERC declaring that it lacks jurisdiction over a small-scale liquified natural gas facility that would export LNG in containers via ocean-going cargo vessels

  • Advising an electric utility on its annual formula rate update and responding to formal challenges to the update

  • Conducting an internal investigation of trading activities and responding to multiple rounds of CFTC inquiries on behalf of a commodity pool operator


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2013
  • American University, B.A., Law and Society; Political Science, 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Energy Law (Washington), 2024
  • District of Columbia