Before joining Covington as head of its energy practice, William Massey served as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for over ten years.
Working out of Covington’s Washington, DC office, Mr. Massey has a high profile, broad-based energy regulatory and government affairs practice. He has extensive experience with complex regulatory issues before FERC and state utility commissions, and with energy legislative matters before Congress and state general assemblies.
Mr. Massey advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, enforcement and investigations, electricity and natural gas markets, energy exports, wholesale and retail market structure, transmission and pipeline infrastructure investment, RTO tariffs, and legislative strategy at the federal and state levels.
Mr. Massey's clients include investment firms and banks, utilities, independent power producers, pipelines and shippers, oil and gas companies, project developers, gas and electricity marketers, customers, and energy companies on a wide variety of energy matters. He also serves as outside counsel to a large and diverse coalition of energy companies, demand response providers and customers that support well-structured energy markets.
Mr. Massey has been recognized by Chambers and Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500 US for Energy, and as a Washington, DC Super Lawyer.
Drawing on over 30 years as a Washington insider and counselor, including almost a decade as Chief Counsel to a prominent U.S. Senator, Mr. Massey understands the intersection of policy, legislation and regulation. He offers a highly effective combination of strategic, legal and policy skills to his clients.