Reed Smith has named Michael A. Yuffee as a partner in its Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group, resident in Washington, DC. He was formerly a partner and head of the Energy Practice at Fried Frank.
“Michael brings to Reed Smith regulatory and enforcement experience that is increasingly in demand in our growing work before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC),” said Kyri Evagora, leader of Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group.
Yuffee’s practice is focused on regulatory, enforcement defense and transactional matters in the world’s wholesale energy markets. Yuffee regularly represents energy traders and marketers, commodities traders, financial institutions, wholesale power suppliers, and integrated energy companies with the development of regulatory compliance programs, and represents clients in both public and non-public investigations and enforcement actions. He also represents these clients in the regulatory facets of both the physical and financial wholesale power, natural gas, oil and products markets, including the formation and redesign of wholesale energy markets, transmission and transportation access, capacity market development, interconnection issues, electric transmission, natural gas and oil pipeline rate proceedings, Dodd-Frank implementation and compliance, and general administrative and civil litigation matters. Yuffee also advises clients in structured physical and financial energy transactions, project development transactions, and wholesale power and natural gas transactions.
A 1994 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St Louis, Yuffee also advises clients in structured physical and financial energy transactions, project development transactions, and wholesale power and natural gas transactions. He assists clients with the development of energy regulatory compliance programs, and represents clients in both public and non-public investigations and enforcement actions.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Yuffee was a partner at Hogan Lovells. Before that, he was a member of the commodities team at McDermott Will & Emery. Prior to entering private practice, Yuffee was an attorney-advisor in FERC's Office of Administrative Law Judges, where he participated in electricity and natural gas rate proceedings, mergers and utility restructurings.