FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Granville Tate, Jr.
Former FERC Chairman and Entergy Executive
Curt Hébert Joins Brunini Law Firm
JACKSON, Miss. (July 31, 2012) – Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC (Brunini) announced today that Curt Hébert, Jr., former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and former Executive Vice President for Entergy Corporation, is joining the law firm. Hébert will bring his extensive energy and regulatory experience to one of the Gulf Region’s oldest and most prominent energy firms.
“Curt’s experience as a lawyer, state legislator, state utility regulator, federal regulator, and energy executive is unique in the industry. He has provided leadership at the local, state and national levels, both in the public and private sectors, and we are excited for our firm and our clients that Curt will be working with us,” said Brunini Chairman Granville Tate, Jr.
Hébert most recently served as chief executive officer of Lexicon Strategy Group, an energy, finance and regulatory law advisory firm with offices in Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington, D.C. In addition, he sits as a visiting scholar with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, where he co-chairs the Energy Reliability Task Force.
He is a former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1987-1992), a former Chairman and Commissioner of the Mississippi Public Service Commission (1992-1997), a past Presidential Appointee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (1997-2001), and former Executive Vice President for Entergy Corporation (2001-2010).
Hébert has advised energy companies throughout the Southeast, Northeast, and Midwest, as well as companies in Europe, on numerous matters, including building accountability and transparency into corporate governance, improving the quality of regulatory reporting and relationships, and executing complex, structured regulatory settlements.
Hébert has extensive contacts both inside and outside the industry, from regulators and government officials to analysts and executives. He has developed broad and deep experience in all segments of the energy sector, spanning exploration and production, natural gas transportation, electric generation and distribution, chemicals and mining. He also brings a thorough knowledge of national and international energy markets, policy and regulatory processes.
Brunini’s Energy Practice is regarded as a premier regulatory practice. In rating Brunini as a Band 1 Firm, Chambers USA 2012 Client’s Guide notes: “[The Firm] has a wealth of experience in energy regulation and litigation. Over the years, the team has undertaken a number of large projects throughout the South, providing a full range of services, including regulation, permitting, financing, real estate and contract advice.”
Hébert looks forward to this next step in his career. “Having grown up on the Gulf Coast and worked in the energy field for most of my career, I know of Brunini’s commitment to excellence, and its unwavering integrity. I’m delighted to be a part of the Brunini team.”
Founded over a century ago, Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, today is a leading law firm in the Gulf Region. Brunini serves primarily business clients, including a number of Fortune 500 companies and other significant regional companies, including many of the nation’s leading pipeline and energy companies, the nation’s largest privately held wireless company, Mississippi’s largest health insurer, and one of the state’s largest banks and largest health care systems. The firm’s practice is organized into three major areas of concentration: Regulatory, Commercial, and Litigation. For more information, visit Brunini.com.