Jason B. Hutt

Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Jason Hutt advises energy companies, manufacturers, project developers, investor groups and financial institutions about environmental risks and liabilities associated with regulatory compliance, project development, congressional investigations, internal investigations and corporate transactions. He also assists in the defense of administrative, civil and criminal proceedings involving environmental enforcement agencies at the federal and state levels.

Mr. Hutt counsels clients on current and upcoming regulatory developments at the nexus of environmental and energy policy, with focused attention on natural gas development (including hydraulic fracturing), responses to the Deepwater Horizon incident, and climate change. He is nationally recognized for his work on shale gas issues on behalf of producers, oil field services companies, hedge funds and technology developers.

Mr. Hutt routinely is involved in identifying, evaluating and managing environmental risks and opportunities associated with corporate acquisitions, divestitures and financings, including environmental due diligence, purchase and sale agreement negotiation, and post-closing integration efforts. Within the energy sector, his representative experience includes transactions involving petroleum refineries, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, renewable energy projects (e.g., wind, biofuels and geothermal), natural gas processing plants, cogeneration facilities, oil and gas wells, pipelines, propane retailers and synfuel facilities.

Representative work in other sectors involves operations and industries such as chemical manufacturers, oil field services, independent tank terminal operators, glass manufacturing, textiles manufacturing, uranium mining, industrial cleaning operations, hazardous waste management facilities, paper and plastic manufacturing facilities, and medical equipment manufacturing facilities.

Mr. Hutt performs environmental risk evaluations and advises on permit strategy and contract negotiation in relation to project development. His most recent work has involved onshore and offshore LNG import terminals, highway expansions, coal-fired power plant siting on tribal lands, utility privatizations at military bases, international undersea pipelines, interstate undersea electric transmission cables and a pump-storage project.


Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Vermont Law School, 1998
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1995

Publications

Drilling and Fracking: Who Regulates? - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
July 12, 2012