Reed Smith Adds Honorable and Speed-Bost to Market-Leading Global Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group

Global law firm Reed Smith LLP announced the addition of Colette D. Honorable, former commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Regina Y. Speed-Bost, chair of Schiff Hardin’s Energy Group, to its market-leading international Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) practice.

Honorable and Speed-Bost join Reed Smith as partners resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office,  spearheading the firm’s FERC offering. Additionally, Debra Ann Palmer, a colleague of Speed-Bost’s who joins as counsel from Schiff Hardin, brings further extensive FERC and state regulatory experience.

“Energy and energy regulation remain key elements in the business success of many Reed Smith clients in the United States and around the world,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s global managing partner. “The addition of Colette and Regina, who will be leading our FERC capability in the United States, demonstrates our dedication to helping our clients meet their regulatory imperatives and attain their energy goals.”

“Both Colette and Regina are renowned leaders in energy regulatory law; their complementary government and private sector perspectives will provide our clients with one of most significant and game-changing FERC practices in the United States,” said ENR Chair Prajakt Samant. “This addition underscores our commitment to building out our stateside energy offering in order to meet our energy and commodities clients’ needs, which include responding rapidly and proactively to fluid policies, regulations and enforcement initiatives.”