Katie Coleman, Managing Partner of O’Melveny’s Austin office, handles complex energy transactions, regulatory policy matters, and administrative litigation, with a focus on electricity.
Recognized for her deep knowledge of the electricity market in Texas, Katie works with a wide range of businesses to navigate regulatory requirements in developing new facilities, buying or selling energy assets, structuring energy supply agreements, and managing energy costs. She assists companies in complying with state and federal laws governing electricity service and participating in wholesale markets. Katie also has unique experience structuring joint ownership agreements for privately owned electrical facilities, negotiating and drafting energy supply arrangements, and developing on-site generation. In addition to her legal expertise, Katie brings considerable technical knowledge to issues involving energy markets and transactions.
Katie also has more than a decade of experience litigating contested cases involving electricity issues before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. She also represents companies in litigation before the Texas Railroad Commission involving natural gas rates and terms of service.
According to her clients and peers, Katie “is extremely effective and can break down very complicated topics to explain the heart of the matter.” (Chambers USA 2021). She “has considerable expertise in rate cases, ERCOT matters and energy regulatory compliance for large projects,” and is “highly knowledgeable and responsive.” (Chambers USA 2020).
Before joining O’Melveny, Katie led the Government and Regulatory Practice at a leading Texas law firm.