SOURCE: King & Spalding

King & Spalding

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Partner James F. Bowe, Jr. and Counsel William E. Rice Join King & Spalding's Global Energy Practice

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Further broadening its energy practice, King & Spalding has recruited James F. Bowe, Jr., as a partner, and William E. Rice as a counsel, in its Washington, D.C., office, the firm announced today. Bowe's practice spans energy, regulatory, transactional and finance matters, including extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He regularly counsels energy project developers and natural gas pipeline and storage operators as well as oil and natural gas pipeline shippers and investors in energy projects. Rice handles matters for regulated companies in the electric, natural gas, oil pipeline and telecommunications industries. Both lawyers join King & Spalding from Dewey & LeBoeuf, where Bowe was a partner and Rice was a senior associate.

"We are pleased to welcome Jim and Bill to the firm," said Neil L. Levy, co-chair of King & Spalding's global energy practice. "King & Spalding is committed to continue building on our strengths in the energy sector. Jim and Bill's experience and expertise in energy matters, particularly in natural gas regulatory and natural gas project development matters, fit well with our practice and add valuable new members to our outstanding energy regulatory team."

Bowe focuses on the regulation of the North American natural gas, electric and oil pipeline industries as well as energy-related transactional matters, the development and financing of energy projects and energy-sector privatization in North and South America, the Middle East and Europe. He has particular expertise advising companies on compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulations and policies. Bowe has counseled clients in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, the outsourcing of energy purchasing and energy facilities management, reorganizations and on U.S. and international transactions involving natural gas, liquefied natural gas, petroleum, electric power generation and transmission, renewable energy and water/wastewater. He received a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Williams College.

Rice's practice deals with the regulation of U.S. natural gas and electric industries, electric power and natural gas project development, and transactions involving natural gas and electric power. He has extensive experience dealing with natural gas pipelines and storage companies regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as significant involvement with the developmental process and operational decisions affecting FERC-regulated natural gas facilities. Rice received a J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law, an M.B.A. degree from University of Wyoming and a B.S. degree from Lehigh University.

"We are pleased to join King & Spalding's energy practice and excited to have the opportunity to work with the talented lawyers on the firm's regulatory and transactional team," said Bowe. "We look forward to taking an active role in executing the firm's commitment to the practice."

King & Spalding's energy regulatory practice provide comprehensive counseling and representation on the full range of energy regulatory, reliability, markets and compliance matters, including electric and natural gas matters arising under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, the Natural Gas Act, the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The firm regularly represents clients in complex energy regulatory litigation before, and investigations by, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other federal and state regulatory bodies, and in related appellate and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

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