Patrick Metz is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the power practice group. Patrick practices before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public utility commissions, focusing on complex regulatory matters associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, and storage of electric energy, as well as the transportation and distribution of natural gas. Patrick has represented clients in ratemaking, complaint, merger, and rulemaking proceedings, including those related to RTO/ISO tariff compliance, cost allocation, PURPA, transmission formula rates, market-based rates, wholesale requirements contracts, corporate restructuring, pipeline rate cases and certificate applications, and asset dispositions and acquisitions. Patrick also has defended clients under investigation in enforcement matters, provided compliance counseling and training, and performed regulatory diligence. His clients have included investor-owned utilities, public utility holding companies, renewable project developers and asset owners, independent transmission companies, power marketers, investors, independent power producers, interstate natural gas pipelines, and local distribution companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Patrick served as an associate at an international law firm, where he handled proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, provided counseling and training with respect to FERC and state regulatory compliance, and conducted regulatory due diligence. He also assisted energy clients in power-related asset transactions and the sale and purchase of wind, solar, and natural gas generation facilities.
Before beginning to practice as an attorney, Patrick served in a variety of political and public policy roles at both the state and federal level.
- Energy Bar Association
- National LGBT Bar Association