Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC (CBL) was founded in 2013 by eight energy regulatory attorneys, formerly of Vinson & Elkins, to provide a deep, multi-generational bench of experience in liquids pipeline regulation. CBL attorneys also have significant experience in the regulation of pipeline transportation of other commodities (natural gas, carbon dioxide, and ethylene, for example) and the regulation of liquids transportation by rail. CBL attorneys have broad experience across the entire range of pipeline work, including regulatory counseling, transactions involving pipelines, pipeline projects, administrative litigation before the FERC and state agencies, and appeals before the federal courts. The CBL team has a long history of obtaining ground-breaking declaratory orders before the FERC. CBL has been ranked by Chambers USA as a leading US energy law firm in Oil & Gas – Regulatory and Litigation.
The massive growth over the past decade in oil and natural gas production from shale formations across the United States has generated significant, increasing development of formations that were previously not well known, such as the Bakken, Denver-Julesburg, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, and Utica, and...