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Stephen J. Hug
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LaRea Lawrence


Stephen Hug represents clients in matters related to federal and state regulatory policies, regulations and rules applicable to the electric industry. He has experience with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Federal Power Act (FPA), including: FERC enforcement and compliance; wholesale power trading; centralized energy and capacity markets; transmission and interconnection matters; and representation of utilities in contested proceedings before FERC. Stephen also has experience with state regulatory matters, including: ERCOT and PUCT regulations; state net metering programs, interconnection issues, and retail choice programs.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Stephen was an Attorney Advisor in the Office of the General Counsel, Energy Markets at FERC, where he reviewed and analyzed filings submitted under Section 205 and 206 of the FPA.

Publications and Speeches

"FERC Reconsiders Horizontal Market Power in Transactions," Law360, September 2016.

“Court Clarifies Application of FERC Anti-Manipulation Rule to Demand Response Service Providers,” Electric Light & Power, July 2016.


J.D., cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 2009
L.L.B., cum laude, University of Ottawa, Common Law Program, 2009
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts, 2005

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Chair, International Energy Law and Transactions Committee, Energy Bar Association, 2013-2014
Vice-Chair, International Energy Law and Transactions Committee, Energy Bar Association, 2012-2013