Paul Korman

Partner

202.298.1830

pik@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Successfully litigated Dominion Resources, Inc. - Cove Point LNG's application before the Maryland Public Service Commission requesting a certificate to construct a natural gas fired generating station to enable the export of LNG.
  • On behalf of the Texas Pipeline Association, briefed and argued an appeal resulting in the Fifth Circuit vacating the Commission rule requiring the posting of certain data by intrastate pipelines.  
  • Successfully litigated rate, complaint, and certificate cases on behalf of interstate pipelines, including rate cases initiated under sections 4 and 5 of the Natural Gas Act and section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act.
  • Successfully represented a client subject to a FERC show cause order alleging market manipulation.
  • Resolved FERC enforcement matters without the clients paying a civil penalty.  
  • Provides compliance training for regulated entities on all facets of FERC’s regulations and conducting internal investigations.
  • Argued cases before the Tenth, Fifth, and D.C. Courts of Appeal.

Publications

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

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

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

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

Presentations

American Gas Association 8th Annual Energy Market Regulation Conference

Speaker, "FERC & CFTC Rules on Market Manipulation and Trading Practices"
American Gas Association
Albuquerque, NM
10/08/2015

NIPPC Annual Meeting 2012

Presenter, "Electricity and Natural Gas Coordination"
Northwest and Intermountain Power Producers Coalition
Union, WA
09/09/2012

10th Annual Gas and Power Institute

"FERC Exercise of NGA Section 5 Jurisdiction on Interstate Pipelines"
University of Texas School of Law
Houston, TX
09/23/2011

FERC Compliance Summit 2008

Panelist, "What to Do If You Are Faced with a Compliance Audit or Investigation"
Infocast
Washington, DC
05/19/2008