Colette Mehle has specialized in energy law for over thirty years, and provides expertise in the regulation of natural gas services. Mrs. Mehle began her energy career with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she rose to become acting Assistant General Counsel for natural gas and oil pipeline rate review. In that capacity, she advised the Commission on its decisions applying natural gas policies and regulations, in particular, the restructuring of interstate natural gas pipeline services. In other management positions, she oversaw litigation of natural gas and oil pipeline rate and construction cases.
In private law practice, Mrs. Mehle has represented clients in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including natural gas pipeline rate review and construction cases. Mrs. Mehle’s clients include publicly owned electric utilities, which, besides FERC representation, she advises on the acquisition of fuel supplies and on arrangements for natural gas transportation services. She also advises her clients on regulatory and legislative energy developments and assesses their impact on client operations.
Early in her career, Ms. Mehle served as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals in Washington, D.C. (predecessor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).
Mrs. Mehle received a Juris Doctor degree from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Georgetown University. More recently, she completed the International Executive Program in international finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Ms. Mehle is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Throughout her career, she has been an active member of the Energy Bar Association, serving as Chairman of two committees.