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About Gene

Gene Elrod advises domestic and international energy companies on complex regulatory matters and related commercial issues. He represents owners of energy assets across the oil, natural gas and power sectors. His clients have included a diverse mix of oil and gas producers, pipelines, storage and local distribution companies, electric utilities and other participants in wholesale power markets, and large industrial consumers of electric power and natural gas.

Gene brings a sophisticated approach to regulatory matters based on his experience as a trial attorney at the Federal Power Commission (FERC’s predecessor), where he worked on gas pipeline and electric utility matters. In his private practice, he has represented clients in proceedings at FERC, in state courts, and before state regulatory commissions, Canada’s National Energy Board (now Canada Energy Regulator), and arbitral panels. He has also briefed and argued cases in federal and state appellate courts.

In addition, Gene regularly provides advice on regulatory issues arising in large-scale mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and capital markets offerings. His clients have included publicly traded corporations, private equity firms and other energy-asset owners and investors.

Gene has an active pro bono practice. Collaborating with the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s “Lawyers Serving Warriors,” he has represented veterans of the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines in obtaining medical, retirement and other benefits.

Eugene is a paragon of competence and top-notch lawyering.
Chambers USA, 2023


Publications and Speeches

Co-Author, “FERC Compliance and Enforcement,” LexisNexis, Regulation of the Gas Industry, 2016 - 2023.

Co-Author, Energy Regulatory and Markets Review, 12th Edition, 2023.



Emory University School of Law,
Dartmouth College,
cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


American Bar Foundation
Life Fellow
Energy Editorial Advisory Board
2011 – 2023




Chambers Global
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Band 1, 2005 – 2024
Chambers USA
Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Band 1, 2010 – 2023; District of Columbia Energy: Oil & Gas, Band 1, 2005 - 2009; District of Columbia Energy & Natural Resources, 2003 - 2004
The Legal 500 United States
Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas, 2016 – 2023 (Hall of Fame, 2022 – 2023; Leading Lawyer, 2016 – 2022); Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas, 2008 – 2018 (Leading Lawyer, 2008 – 2018)
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Lawyer of the Year, Washington DC, Oil & Gas, 2014 and 2019; Energy Regulatory, 2018; Energy, 2014
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 Leading US Energy Lawyers
Energy Regulation & Litigation, 2024
International Law Office
Client Choice Award, Energy & Natural Resources, 2015
ALM Media Properties
National Law Journal
Energy & Environmental Trailblazers, 2015