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About Annie

Annie Cook represents oil and natural gas pipeline, terminal and LNG facility operators with regard to transportation, safety and related laws. Annie regularly advises clients on construction and siting, incident response, regulatory compliance, litigation strategy and enforcement defense under the Pipeline Safety Act, the Natural Gas Act and related state laws. Annie has assisted clients in successfully challenging administrative agency actions at the federal appellate level. She also assists with confidential and large-scale investigations and compliance audits to identify legal risks and prepare defenses on enforcement matters, including investigations led by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.

Annie and her team also advise clients, including industry trade groups, on legislation and rulemaking at the federal and state levels.

Experience

Publications and Speeches

“PHMSA Update,” Moderator, AOPL Legal Committee Meeting (annually).

“Legal Roundtable: Pipeline Safety Legal Issues Breakfast Roundtable,” Moderator, AOPL Annual Business Conference (annually).

“Natural Gas Connect Legal Roundtable: PHMSA Updates,” Speaker, Southern Gas Association Natural Gas Connect Academy, 2019 and 2020.

“Final Liquid Pipeline Rule Emphasizes New Safety Requirements,” Law360, October 24, 2019.

“House and Senate Pipeline Bills: Ships Passing in the Night,” Law360, August 20, 2019.

“When Defendants Invoke ‘Necessity’ in Pipeline Sabotage,” Law360, May 24, 2018.

“Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry in an Evolving Legal Landscape, Trends, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, September/October 2017.

Credentials

Education

Emory University School of Law,
J.D.
2008
with honors
Kenyon College,
B.A.
2003
magna cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Georgia
*Not licensed to practice in the District of Columbia

Affiliations

Energy Bar Association
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law
Section on Administrative Law
State Bar of Georgia
Environmental Law and Real Property Sections
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Board of Directors

News

Insights

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Benchmark Litigation
40 & Under Hot List, 2020 – 2021
Emory University School of Law
Emory Law Journal
Managing Editor