Fred Jauss

Fred Jauss




Fred is a Partner in the Regulatory Affairs Group. As a former attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), Fred has significant experience in all areas of FERC's jurisdiction.  In addition, Fred has also represented energy clients in regulatory matters before the California Public Utilities Commission, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, and other state public utility commissions.  Fred’s experience includes:

  • Oil pipeline cost-of-service rate proceedings pursuant to the Interstate Commerce Act
  • "Grandfathered" oil pipeline rate proceedings under the Energy Policy Act of 1992
  • Market-based rate proceedings involving oil pipelines
  • Certificates of convenience and public necessity for natural gas pipelines
  • Interstate natural gas pipeline cost-of-service rate proceedings pursuant to Section 4 of the Natural Gas Act
  • "Open Access" policies and regulations
  • Generator interconnections and related issues
  • Electric market-based rate policies and regulations
  • Transfer of jurisdictional assets pursuant to the Federal Power Act
  • Certification of qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978
  • NERC compliance and enforcement
  • Licensing of hydroelectric projects

Education & Admissions

American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 2002), Symposia Editor, Administrative Law Review, 2001-2002; Recipient, Regulation of Energy Scholarship, 2002

University of Pennsylvania (M.A., History, 1999)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., History, 1999), With Honors


  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Forty-Third Judicial District Of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Honorable Jerome P Cheslock, 2002-2003


Representative Clients

  • Alliance Energy 
  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited 
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska 
  • Golden Valley Electric Association 
  • Northern Tier Energy LLC 
  • PBF Energy Company LLC 
  • St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC 
  • Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. 
  • Suncor Energy Marketing Inc. 
  • Touchstone Energy Cooperative 
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

News & Resources


FERC Puts Cloud Over Certain Oil Pipeline Marketing Affiliate Transactions
The Long Road Ahead for Keystone XL
Despite Trump approval, Keystone XL pipeline still has hurdles to cross
Despite Trump Approval, Keystone Pipeline Still has Hurdles to Cross
FERC Issues Updated Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation Under the Natural Gas Act
The Trump Administration’s (De)Regulatory Program: What It Means for Business
FERC Launches New Investigations of Natural Gas Pipeline Rates
FERC Launches Investigations of Natural Gas Pipeline Rates
"A Reflection," 53 Admin. L. Rev. 1065
Comment, "A Bridge Too Far: The EPA’s Diesel Sulfur Rule and the Increasing Cost of Fuels Regulation Under the Clean Air Act," 53 Admin. L. Rev. 1021

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Remarks on Rover and Mariner Pipeline Violations
Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Discusses TransCanada Commitment to Keystone XL
Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Comments on Halt of Keystone XL Pipeline
Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Comments Sierra Club v. FERC
"Keystone XL Pipeline No Sure Bet Just Yet," Petroleum Intelligence Weekly
Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Comments on FERC Review for GHG
Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Discusses the Sabal Trail Pipeline
Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Discusses FERC and Pipeline Projects
Super Lawyers Recognizes Six Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Dorsey Partner Fred Jauss Comments on Trump Approving Keystone XL Pipeline
Super Lawyers Recognizes Six Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC

Select Presentations

  • American University Business Law Review Fall 2017 Symposium – “Impact of Keystone XL on Energy Markets” – Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2017).
  • North American Pipeline Forum - “U.S. Regulatory Update” - Calgary, Alberta (April 2011).

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, Energy Bar Association
  • Member, Electric Cooperative Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Treasurer and Board Member, Greater DC Diaper Bank


  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2015-2017
  • Attorney-Advisor to  Administrative Law Judges Isaac Benkin, Lawrence Brenner, and Carmen Cintron, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Administrative Law Judges, 2003-2005
  • Named a "Rising Star" in Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2015
Fred Jauss