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Mark Lewis And Kirk Morgan Join Bracewell & Giuliani's Energy Practice

March 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Mark Lewis and Kirk Morgan, both formerly of Paul Hastings, have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partners in its energy practice.

“The firm is delighted to be adding these two outstanding oil and gas attorneys,” said Bracewell Managing Partner, Mark C. Evans. "Mark and Kirk fit into the practice seamlessly, in that they already share common clients with the firm and will benefit from additional resources our cross-disciplinary team can provide, just as our existing clients will benefit from their experience," added Evans.

Mark Lewis focuses his practice on midstream oil and gas pipeline development projects in the United States and globally with respect to project structuring, contracting and government approvals. He provides legal counsel in contract negotiations involving operating, transportation, and gas purchase and sale agreements and advises clients regarding regulatory aspects of contract/tariff and rate matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various other state agencies. Lewis is listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the area of energy: oil and gas. He is a member of the Advisory Board at the Smith School, the University of Maryland business school.

Kirk Morgan concentrates on energy-related projects and transactions. He represents oil and gas producers and marketers; gas pipeline developers, owners, operators and investors; and gas distributors. Morgan advises clients regarding regulatory aspects of transactional, compliance and enforcement matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various state regulatory agencies. He also advises clients on obtaining certificates and authorizations for interstate pipelines and storage facilities, as well as non-judicial facilities.

“The addition of Mark and Kirk enhances our oil and gas energy regulatory and transactional teams,” said Chuck Shoneman, co-head of Bracewell & Giuliani’s energy regulatory group. “They are highly regarded in the oil and gas industry and will be busy from day one,” added Shoneman.

Bracewell’s nationwide oil and gas practice is recognized by Chambers and Partners. In 2009, Energy Law360 ranked the practice as the largest in the U.S. The firm is known for having particular strength in the area of energy finance and energy regulatory work, in sectors that range from gas and electric power to renewable energy to upstream oil and gas.