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Bill Moore // Member
p: 512-615-1204 | f: 512-615-1198 | bmoore@enochkever.com

Bill Moore

Bill Moore advises businesses regarding regulatory, environmental, business, and legislative matters, primarily representing clients in the energy industry. With extensive experience in regulatory and legislative matters, Bill has represented a variety of competitive and regulated electric interests over his career, including Texas's largest regulated electric utility, the state’s largest municipal utility, Texas’s largest power generation and mining company, a large power generation cooperative, Texas’s largest retail electric provider, a large out-of-state power generation company, investors in power generation facilities, a large mid-stream oil and gas company, a competitive merchant transmission business, and an oil and gas exploration and production company. He represents clients in business-to-business interactions and before state and federal courts and regulatory bodies, the Texas Legislature, Congress, and local governments.

Representative Experience

  • Serving for several years as General Counsel of largest power generation company and largest retail electric provider in Texas
  • Providing sound judgment to address a wide range of legal issues while facilitating the client’s achievement of its business objectives
  • Representing clients and directing strategy in complex and high-profile regulatory, environmental, and legislative matters
  • Assisting energy clients in business transactions and day-to-day operations
  • Consistently applying extensive knowledge of and experience in Texas’s electric industry for 23 years
  • Leading, as outside counsel, investigations into complex corporate activities
  • Presenting to, and serving as counsel to, sophisticated corporate boards
  • Providing sound and timely legislative drafting, analysis, and lobbying in Texas Legislature and Congress
  • Recognizing and managing external perception concerns and relationships for competitive and regulated businesses in the electric and oil and gas industries
  • Coordinating and ensuring timely and effective regulatory policy development and advocacy
  • Establishing and overseeing internal compliance organization to achieve best practices in compliance operations
 

Some Notable Matters

  • Served as outside regulatory counsel for several different companies in acquisitions of Texas power generation facilities
  • Serves as lead outside regulatory counsel for major power generation and retailing company in multi-billion-dollar acquisition of another company
  • Served as outside regulatory counsel to major holding company in successfully obtaining regulatory approval for sale of a major regulated utility
  • Led comprehensive audit of compliance with ERCOT protocols for a major Texas generation and power trading company
  • Served as primary legislative counsel and testified multiple times before Texas Legislature for a major Texas electric industry participant, resulting in bill passage by the Legislature
  • Led intensive months-long investigation into complex corporate activities for a major competitive company
  • Co-led the immediate legal team investigation of an incident involving release of material related to oil and gas development for a significant pipeline client
  • Successfully contested the legal basis for, and ultimately settled favorably, the largest wholesale market regulatory enforcement action in Texas Public Utility Commission history
  • Led the legal component of a large corporation’s regulatory/legislative team that ultimately obtained Texas legislative satisfaction with the largest private equity transaction in history
  • Led the regulatory legal team that enabled a major out-of-state client to obtain ownership of a significant generation project in Texas
  • As General Counsel, created, staffed, and oversaw the compliance organization for a major Texas electric energy market participant
  • Led efforts to successfully defend, against appeals in state and federal courts, environmental permits for three new large coal-fired power generation units
  • Co-led legislative team that obtained important legislation for energy client in the 2013 Texas Legislative session
  • Represented electric industry association as its primary lawyer in legislative negotiations for multiple sessions of the Texas Legislature
  • Managed efforts to challenge EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and three other separate EPA actions disapproving portions of Texas’s State Implementation Plan


Selected Presentation Topics

  • “Discussion of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule,” Gulf Coast Power Association, Houston, Texas, September 2011
  • “Some Tips for Legislative Practice,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Administrative Law Course, Austin, Texas, September 2010
  • “The Elusive Pursuit of New Federal Energy Legislation,” State Bar of Texas Public Utility Law Section Annual Meeting and Seminar, Austin, Texas, August 2004
  • “Analysis of a Federal Policy Objective: The Absence of State Regulatory Authority Over Privatized Military Base Utility Systems,” 3 Texas Tech Journal of Texas Admin. Law 81 (2002)

 

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • -J.D. and Licensed, 1995
  • -Order of the Coif
  • -Chief Articles Editor, The Review of Litigation
  • Texas A&M University
  • -B.S., Civil Engineering, 1987

Professional and Community Activities

  • Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2012-16; Chair, Legal Committee, 2012-14; Member, Legal Committee, 2010-Present
  • Helping Hand Home for Children, Community Advisory Board, 2016-Present
  • Volunteer and fundraiser for Capital Area Food Bank, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation, Texas A&M Association of Former Students and local churches