Susan Olenchuk represents clients on regulatory, safety, enforcement, and policy issues under the Pipeline Safety Laws, as well as under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA). She practices before the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and federal courts.
Susan’s PHMSA practice covers compliance and strategic counseling, enforcement, litigation, audit preparation, and policy guidance. She represents operators of gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines, distribution systems, and LNG facilities.
In her FERC practice, Susan counsels on rate, tariff, certificate, and rulemaking proceedings; advises on compliance issues arising under FERC’s affiliate Standards of Conduct and undue preference requirements; and provides guidance on jurisdiction and other issues arising under Section 311 of the NGPA.
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1997
University of Michigan
"Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers
Energy Law, 2014-2017
Energy Bar Association
Vice President, 2010-2011
Assistant Treasurer, 2007-2009
Foundation of the Energy Law Journal
Board of Directors, 2010-2013
Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association
Board of Directors, 2007, 2010-2013
FERC Rate Course for the Natural Gas Interstate Pipeline Industry, sponsored by the Center for Public Utilities at the New Mexico State University
Instructor and Advisor, 2010 - Present