Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Michael A. Yuffee, an energy regulatory and enforcement lawyer, has joined the global law firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner.
Yuffee comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from Reed Smith LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory, enforcement defense, compliance and transactional matters relating to the energy and commodities markets. He has extensive experience representing clients in regulatory proceedings and investigation matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Yuffee’s clients include global commodities trading houses, financial institutions, wholesale power suppliers and integrated energy companies, for which he develops regulatory compliance programs. He also represents clients in both public and private investigations and enforcement actions.
Previously, Yuffee was an attorney-advisor in FERC’s Office of Administrative Law Judges and Dispute Resolution, where he assisted in all aspects of electricity and natural gas rate proceedings, mergers and utility restructuring.
Linda Addison, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:
“Michael is a terrific addition who will immediately add tremendous value to our firm’s power and alternative energy practice. His diverse energy and commodities capabilities will greatly benefit our clients.”
Gerry Pecht, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation, commented:
“Michael’s regulatory, enforcement and compliance experience will be a valuable resource for our clients in the energy and commodities sectors. We have built a strong regulatory team boasting significant government experience at Norton Rose Fulbright, which Michael’s extensive FERC background will complement.”
Licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, Yuffee said:
“I am excited to have joined Norton Rose Fulbright’s stellar global regulatory and investigations practice. Joining this global leader allows me to offer my clients superior legal advice in this highly complex area of law. It was an opportunity I could not pass up.”
Yuffee received his JD from the Washington University School of Law and his BA, cum laude, from Boston University.