Matt Field is a knowledgeable regulatory counselor and skilled litigator who represents clients in highly regulated industries through all stages of the regulatory process, including providing compliance advice, defending against agency enforcement actions, and handling appellate litigation. Matt is particularly well versed in postal and energy regulation, and has developed an extensive record of achieving positive results in representing clients before U.S. federal courts, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).
Matt has extensive experience litigating cost-of-service and market power issues on behalf of petroleum and natural gas shippers before FERC and appellate courts. He assists industrial energy consumers in procuring energy supplies and counsels them on the unique issues associated with transitioning to renewable energy. Matt also advises clients on evolving regulatory issues, transactional concerns, and development initiatives associated with renewable energy and other sustainability matters.
Matt provides ongoing regulatory, compliance, and legislative advice to numerous mailers and trade associations. His experience in this area includes defending individual mailers against revenue deficiency claims and arranging Negotiated Service Agreements (NSAs) with the USPS. He serves as outside general counsel to a high-profile association and advocates for policy outcomes on its behalf. Matt represents both mailers and trade associations in disputes before the USPS and the PRC, and in federal courts.
Additionally, Matt has a strong background in administrative law and has assisted clients in navigating federal agencies, including the Department of Energy (DOE), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the Department of State (DOS).
Note Editor, Duke Law Journal
Order of the Coif
Faculty Award, Outstanding Achievement in Administrative Practice and Government Regulation