Brett A. Snyder focuses his practice on the U.S. federal regulation of the natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids industries and the negotiation of related commercial agreements. He advises clients regarding the certification of new natural gas infrastructure projects. Brett regularly represents energy industry clients in complex administrative and rate litigation and in agency investigations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in U.S. federal courts.
In the natural gas and oil sectors, Brett counsels clients on the federal regulation of natural gas and oil/liquids transportation and sales and pipeline safety. He advises new pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminal projects involving the Natural Gas Act and manages all aspects of FERC certification proceedings. Brett is co-author of the first editions of The AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies, a comprehensive FERC manual for natural gas distribution companies.
Brett represents natural gas, oil, and electric clients in complex administrative and rate litigation before FERC, and in public and non-public investigations, regulatory audits, and self-reporting proceedings before FERC’s Office of Enforcement, the CFTC, and the Federal Trade Commission.
He also represents energy and other companies in FCC licensing matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations.
Brett is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by multiple independent commentators, including The Legal 500 United States (2012, 2015) and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–2011). He is an active member of the Energy Bar Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Brett received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits.