Michael Diamond

Associate

202.298.1807

mmd@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Represents natural gas pipeline company before FERC in section 4 rate proceeding under the Natural Gas Act, including drafting legal pleadings and managing discovery matters.
  • Worked as interim in-house counsel for a major gas pipeline operator.
  • Advises clients on the FERC issues related to the investment in new and existing natural gas pipeline facilities and LNG export terminals.
  • Represents oil refinery appealing FERC rate determination under the Interstate Commerce Act at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. 
  • Represented a natural gas pipeline company before FERC in its application to abandon a portion of its interstate transportation system by sale.

Publications

AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies (2015-2016)

Contributing Author
American Gas Association, 2015-2016 Edition
06/01/2015

Gas Law Chapter

ABA's Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries 2014, Peter V. Lacouture, Editor, pp. 287
01/01/2014

AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies (2013)

Contributing Author
American Gas Association, 2013 Edition
06/01/2013

Will FERC Abandonment Policy Fit Today's Market and Regulatory Environment?

Natural Gas & Electricity, Vol. 29 Issue 3 pp. 10
10/01/2012

How will changing pipeline safety requirements affect America's growing domestic gas supply?

Trends, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Newsletter, Vol. 44 Issue 1
09/01/2012

If Not Now, When? Addressing Oil Shale's Contribution to Climate Change in the Midst of the U.S. Production Boom

Journal of Energy Development, Vol. 37 Issue 2 pp. 259
08/01/2012

Wasting Energy: Waste-to-Energy's Struggle Highlights America's Failure to Incentivize Renewable Energy

Renewable, Alternative & Distributed Energy Resources Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association
07/01/2011

Energized Negotiations: Mediating Disputes over the Siting of Interstate Electric Transmission Lines

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Vol. 26 Issue 1 pp. 217
02/01/2011