Kenneth Simon is a partner in the finance department and energy regulatory and markets group of Latham & Watkins’ Washington, DC office. He represents companies, lenders and investors engaged in the ownership, operation and financing of electric, natural gas, and oil pipeline companies and facilities.
Mr Simon led the effort to develop the first new-build independent power producer in the United States among other electric generating and pipeline projects, the first case in which FERC approved charging market rates to an affiliate; the formulation of transmission pricing policies and regional transmission organisations; litigation regarding the royalty payments due to the US Office of Natural Resource Revenue and the reliability of service provided by a major public utility; and the acquisition or sale of public utilities, electric generating assets, pipelines, and LNG facilities. He has also assisted lenders and investors with regulatory matters relating to several new LNG export facilities and sponsors of new interstate and cross-border oil and gas pipelines. Mr Simon has been recognised as an outstanding energy and project finance lawyer by numerous publications for more than 20 years, and in a 2005 poll conducted by Legal Times he was voted by his peers as the leading lawyer in energy in Washington, DC