Brett A. Snyder


Brett Snyder focuses his practice on the U.S. federal regulation of the natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids industries and the negotiation of commercial agreements. He advises clients regarding the certification of new natural gas infrastructure projects, and regularly represents energy industry clients in complex administrative and rate litigation and in agency investigations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), Department of Energy, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), and in U.S. federal courts.

In the natural gas and oil sectors, Brett counsels his clients on the federal regulation of natural gas and oil/liquids transportation and sales and pipeline safety. He advises new pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminal projects involving the Natural Gas Act and manages all aspects of FERC certification proceedings. Brett is co-author of the first editions of The AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies, a comprehensive FERC manual for natural gas distribution companies.

Brett represents natural gas, oil, and electric clients in complex administrative and rate litigation before FERC, and in public and non-public investigations, regulatory audits, and self-reporting proceedings before FERC’s Office of Enforcement, the CFTC, and the Federal Trade Commission. He also represents energy and other companies in FCC licensing matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations.


  • 2017–2018, "Up and Coming" in Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), listed in Chambers USA



  • Energy Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
Professional Activities

Brett serves as an active member of the Energy Bar Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association.



  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD