Brooksany Barrowes

Deputy Department Chair - Global Projects (Washington) Partner

Washington, D.C.

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Brooksany Barrowes represents clients in regulatory litigation and transactional matters that relate to the energy industry and commodities and securities markets. She has worked on cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state public utility commissions, the Securities Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and federal and state courts, and has counseled clients in federal and state criminal investigations. She has represented clients in FERC and NERC audits, assisted in internal investigations and developed trading and corporate compliance programs.

Ms. Barrowes works with a range of energy industry clients, including major energy trading companies, independent power producers, natural gas and oil pipeline companies and public utilities. During the past year, she has assisted solar development companies in obtaining state and FERC regulatory approvals. She has also advised a food processing company in the development of a zero impact biomass supply plan. Other recent engagements include litigation and settlement of electric rate cases and arbitration of an electric contracting dispute and serving as regulatory counsel for the certificating and sale of natural gas pipeline assets.

Ms. Barrowes' experience includes securing FERC approval for corporate reorganizations or acquisitions under the Federal Power Act section 203; PUHCA advice; handling complaint proceedings under FPA section 206 and rate proceedings under FPA section 205; securing FERC approval for Exempt Wholesale Generators and Qualifying Facilities; advising clients acquiring or releasing natural gas transportation and storage services and structuring asset management agreements; representing client interests in various ISO/RTO tariff proceedings; and representing client interests in rulemakings before the FERC.

Ms. Barrowes serves as the Deputy Department Chair for Global Projects in the Washington D.C. office of Baker Botts and is a member of the firm's Alternative Energy and Energy Litigation Practice groups.

Related Experience

  • Merchant Generation Company – arbitration of a dispute over the commercial terms of a tolling agreement
  • Natural Gas Production, midstream and storage company – counsel for FERC tariff and certificate matters, rates and regulatory aspects of purchase and sale of pipeline and storage assets
  • Electric Utility Company – representation in a NERC, FERC and FRCC joint investigation of compliance with Electric Reliability Standards in connection with a major outage event in Florida
  • Electric Utility Company – counsel for rate cases, permits, policy cases, market design and associated administrative litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Merchant Generation Company – proceedings before FERC, SEC and CFTC; various internal investigation and Department of Justice matters and related civil lawsuits
  • New Corporation – counsel in the application and licensing process to construct and operate a new pipeline in the United States, and in associated litigation
  • National Energy Marketing Company – counsel on natural gas marketing matters , including pipeline affiliate Standards of Conduct and FERC authorizations
  • Public Utility – internal investigations and related regulatory and litigation matters; counsel regarding acceptable trading practices and policies across industries
  • Merchant Generation Company – representation in rulemaking proceedings to set standards of conduct and behavioral rules for electricity and natural gas markets
  • National Energy Marketing Company – representation in the execution of long-term power purchase and sale agreements

Awards & Community

Recognized for Electricity by Chambers USA, 2010-2017 and Chambers Global, 2016 & 2017

Recognized as "Up and Coming," Chambers USA, 2009

Recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., 2013


Publications, Speeches & Presentations



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