Andrew Soto is Senior Managing Counsel of Regulatory Affairs for the American Gas Association, representing AGA’s natural gas distribution member companies primarily before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Before joining AGA, Andrew was counsel in the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, where he advised clients on regulatory policy developments and compliance in several energy industries including natural gas.
Prior to that, Andrew was Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Pat Wood, III, of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. While there, Andrew advised the chairman on market developments, natural gas and oil pipeline tariffs and rates, pipeline certificates, LNG import facilities, electric tariffs and rates, and hydroelectric licenses. Andrew represented FERC in the National Petroleum Council’s 2003 study of the natural gas industry, Balancing Natural Gas Policy: Fueling the Demands of a Growing Economy. Prior to joining the Chairman’s staff, Andrew represented FERC in complex appellate litigation before U.S. Courts of Appeals in all areas of Commission regulation.
Andrew was previously in private practice at Ball Janik, LLP, and Newman & Holtzinger, PC, and worked in the Office of Administrative Law Judges, U.S. Department of Labor. Andrew received a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.