Gibson Dunn Adds Energy Regulatory Partner Victoria “Tory” Lauterbach in Washington, D.C.

June 17, 2024

Gibson Dunn is pleased to announce that Victoria “Tory” Lauterbach has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner and a member of the Energy, Regulation and Litigation Practice Group.

“We are excited to welcome Tory to the firm,” said Bill Hollaway, Chair of the firm’s Energy, Regulation and Litigation Practice Group. “She has a rare, broad-based energy practice that covers all the bases, from regulatory transactional work to FERC litigation, appellate work, and regulatory proceedings. Her addition will complement our existing team and position us for further growth.”

“Gibson Dunn has an impressive energy platform with other industry-leading practice areas that will support my practice,” said Tory. “I am looking forward to leveraging my relationships with the firm’s wide network.”

Tory’s arrival follows recent substantial growth for Gibson Dunn’s energy practices, which span offices in Asia, London, the Middle East, Paris, and United States. The firm has invested in these practices with the opening of an office in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh and the addition of partners Federico Fruhbeck, Alice Brogi, Trinh Chubbock, Robert Dixon and Ben Shorten in London; Darko Adamovic in Paris; Marwan Elaraby, Renad Younes, Laleh Shahabi, Jade Chu, and Samuel Ogunlaja in Dubai; and Megren Al-Shaalan, Mahmoud Abdel-Baky, Mohamed Hasan, Jonathan Langley, and Ibrahim Soumrany in Riyadh; and Rahul Vashi in Houston.

Gibson Dunn was named among Law360’s Energy Practice Groups of the Year in the last two years, and the firm’s energy practices are regularly ranked in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 United States.

About Victoria Lauterbach

Tory represents energy sector clients, including investors, generation developers, independent power producers, independent transmission companies, investor-owned utilities, natural gas companies, and pipeline shippers in a variety of regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. She has significant experience in administrative litigation and settlement proceedings. She regularly represents companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and federal appellate courts and has represented clients before the Department of Energy (DOE) and state public utility commissions.

She helps clients navigate heavily regulated energy industry market environments, including wholesale electricity and carbon markets. Tory advises companies on issues relating to the Federal Power Act (FPA), the Natural Gas Act (NGA), the Interstate Commerce Act, related federal and state statutes, and federally regulated tariffs. She is Co-Chair of the Professional Education Council of the Energy Bar Association.

Tory graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where she served as Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review.