Michael F. McBride

Partner

202.298.1989

mfm@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Served as outside counsel to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, an advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy.
  • Served as lead counsel to petroleum industry associations in their challenge to EPA's renewable oxygenate standard for Reformulated Gasoline (RFG), and with respect to other RFG issues.
  • Represented most of the control room operators and supervisors at Three Mile Island-Unit 2, from 1980-88, before the US Congress, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the courts.
  • Represented the nuclear industry in Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corporation.
  • Represented BP Amoco Chemical Company in the first formal small-shipment rate challenge before the Surface Transportation Board.
  • Represented Viacom Inc. (now CBS Corporation) in nuclear decommissioning disputes in arbitration and before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Represented Trunkline LNG Company in litigation involving the importation and sale of liquefied natural gas.
  • Represented Louisiana Energy Services in defending its license for a new uranium enrichment facility.

Publications

Nuclear Power at the Crossroads

The Environmental Forum, Vol. 30 Issue 2 pp. 34
03/01/2013

Is the Price-Anderson Act an Appropriate Model for the Railroads?

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 76 pp. 93
03/01/2009

Railroad Transportation of Nuclear Waste and Other Hazardous Materials

The Electricity Journal, Vol. 21 Issue 3 pp. 55
04/01/2008

After Otter Tail, Most Rate Regulation Is Kaput

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 74 Issue 1 pp. 128
03/01/2007

A New Twist to Amtrak's Annual Kabuki Dance

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 72 Issue 3 pp. 370-393
09/01/2005

Railroads May Not Refuse to Carry Dangerous Commodities

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 69 Issue 4 pp. 391
08/01/2002

The Future of Rail Mergers in North America - The View of the Shippers

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 68 Issue 2 pp. 129
01/01/2001

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Merger Procedures

Railroad Mergers: History, Analysis, Insight (F. Wilner ed.) (1997)
10/01/1997

Solicitation of Information from Ex-Employees in ICC Proceedings

Transportation Practitioners Journal, Vol. 61 Issue 4 pp. 640
07/01/1994

Presentations

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers' 2017 Semi-Annual Meeting

Speaker, "Cultivating a Legacy of Leadership"
Irvine, California
10/04/2017

32nd Spent Fuel Seminar

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council
Washington, DC
01/11/2017

Transportation Forum XI

Program Chairman
The Association of Transportation Law Professionals
Washington, DC
11/10/2014

APPA's Legal Seminar

Speaker, "Contract, Rate, Service, and Security Issues Affecting Capitve Rail Customers"
American Public Power Association
San Antonio, TX
10/19/2014

NWSC's 2013 Fall Meeting

"The Vital Role of the Courts in 2013 & Future Implications"
Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition
Washington, DC
11/12/2013

Renewable Energy Tax Incentives and Loan Guarantees Under the New Stimulus Plan

Co-Presenter, "DOE Loan Guarantees: Status and Trends"
Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York , NY
03/18/2009