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Omar Bustami

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Omar Bustami represents renewable energy companies, industrial end-users, and municipal utilities on various energy matters, including multi-party litigated disputes, power transactions, and regulatory approvals.

Omar frequently represents clients on filings and complaints made under Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act, as well as high-profile industry-wide rulemakings. Omar has also written and submitted multiple briefs in federal courts of appeal, including the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Omar has also represented numerous generators in efforts to recover revenues for the provision of reactive power service. He has represented a city in a litigated transmission line siting case at a state utility Commission (where he successfully obtained a recommendation from an Administrative Law Judge to place a transmission line away from the city), and he represented a municipal utility in a dispute with a Qualifying Facility (QF) over the appropriate amount of refunds owed to it for unauthorized rate collections.

Previously, Omar was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at FERC, where he advised and wrote draft determinations on issues involving the Natural Gas Act (NGA), Federal Power Act (FPA), and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).”

Omar is licensed to practice in Maryland.*

*Practice limited to matters and proceedings relating to or before federal courts and agencies.


J.D., University of Maryland Carey School of Law
B.A., University of California, Irvine

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court