John Forbush

Associate, Washington, DC



John is an associate in the Energy Regulatory group of the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group of White & Case. He works with clients involved in matters pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as state public utility commissions. John's work relates to various issues involving the Federal Power Act (FPA), the Natural Gas Act (NGA), the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA 2005).

As a member of the Energy Regulatory group, he works with international and domestic clients, including large utilities and financial institutions, on many of the unique aspects of federal regulation of the energy industry in the United States. John has experience involving matters such as tariff filings subject to FERC approval under either the FPA or NGA, the reporting obligations required by FERC under its market-based rate regime, transactions requiring FERC approval pursuant to Section 203 of the FPA, as well as FERC investigation and enforcement proceedings. In addition, John assists clients with navigating a wide range of energy regulatory matters arising in the context of M&A transactions, project financings, and contract negotiations.

John is also actively involved with the Firm's pro bono matters, with particular focus on criminal appellate issues. For instance, he is a member of a multi-office team representing an inmate on death row in Texas that successfully persuaded the State of Texas and the trial court overseeing the case to halt the pending execution to conduct DNA testing of evidence.

Prior to joining White & Case, John graduated summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law. In law school, John was the Associate Managing Editor of the American University Law Review. He also interned for the Hon. Kathryn A. Oberly of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as well as with the Securities & Exchange Commission Office of General Counsel.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland State Bar
American University, Washington College of Law
Bachelor of Arts
Economics and Philosophy
Boston College