Patricia F. Godley

Senior Counsel

202.298.1940

pfg@vnf.com

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • FERC Regulatory Proceedings: representing and advising clients on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including rulemakings, facilities construction certificate proceedings, rate cases, complaint cases, and compliance and enforcement proceedings.
  • Pipeline Safety: advising natural gas, oil, and products pipeline clients on pipeline safety compliance programs and strategies, and representing clients in proceedings before the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
  • Litigation: representing clients in U.S. federal agency and appellate litigation on such matters as regulatory enforcement, contract disputes, and public utility and oil pipeline rates.
  • Business Transactions: advising natural gas, oil, coal, and renewable energy clients in project development and asset acquisitions and divestitures, drafting and negotiating contracts, and assessing the impact of federal laws and regulations on business ventures.
  • Strategy: advising clients in developing business and compliance strategies consistent with federal regulatory requirements under the Federal Power Act; Natural Gas Act; Interstate Commerce Act; Energy Policy Acts; Pipeline Safety Act; Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act; and other federal laws.
  • Public Policy: advising energy producers, transporters, consumers and technology developers on matters before the Administration and Congress in proactive efforts to influence public policy affecting the production, transportation, and consumption of energy.