Leading Pipeline Safety Partners Catherine Little and Annie Cook Join Bracewell’s Energy Regulatory Practice

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“I am thrilled to welcome Catherine and Annie to the firm,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Gregory M. Bopp. “They are highly respected practitioners who bring additional expertise to our preeminent pipeline practice, further solidifying our position as the market leader in regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters involving oil and natural gas pipelines.”

Little and Cook lead what is widely considered as the top pipeline safety practice in the United States. They advise oil and gas pipeline infrastructure on regulatory compliance and enforcement defense, from construction to operation, including incident response and security issues. They regularly counsel clients on litigation strategy, conduct large-scale, confidential investigations and compliance audits to assist companies in identifying legal risks and preparing defenses on pipeline safety enforcement matters.

“Catherine and Annie are a perfect addition to our market-leading pipeline team,” said Mark K. Lewis, managing partner of Bracewell’s Washington, DC office and chair of the firm’s oil and gas regulatory practice. “Pipeline and LNG safety is a growing practice, with increased federal oversight and compliance requirements, including those for oil, natural gas, carbon dioxide and pipelines that move other products, such as hydrogen. With Catherine and Annie’s arrival, Bracewell’s pipeline practice has expanded our expertise into a growing area of increasing importance to our clients, furthering our position as the ‘one-stop’ legal shop for clients in the pipeline industry.”

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