Catherine McCarthy has represented clients on energy regulation and policy matters for more than two decades. Cathy currently chairs Bracewell's Energy Regulatory Department. Her experience includes obtaining Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state authorizations for major projects and transactions; FERC compliance and enforcement matters; FERC transmission and centralized markets issues; and rate, tariff and refund matters. She also represents energy clients before the Department of Energy, the Federal Communications Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cathy has been recognized as one America's Leading Lawyers for Energy Law by Chambers USA (2010-2019) and Chambers Global (2014-2019); selected as one of The American Lawyer's 45 Under 45 (2011); and included in The Legal 500 United States, Energy: Regulatory (2011-2013, 2016-2019).