O'loughlin photo bio

Mr. O'Loughlin is an expert in the application of economics and finance to complex commercial damages disputes, asset valuations, and regulatory matters that arise in energy markets. Mr. O’Loughlin has testified in US Federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings on the quantification of commercial damages in energy-related breach of contract, antitrust, shareholder, and indemnification disputes. He has extensive experience valuing energy companies, assets, and contracts in the context of litigation, bankruptcy, merger, and tax proceedings.

Mr. O’Loughlin also testifies frequently on natural gas and oil pipeline-related regulatory and rate matters before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state public utility commissions, and the National Energy Board of Canada. His regulatory work has addressed cost of service items, rate design, price index formation, contract evaluation, industry restructuring, new market entry, merger evaluation, and market manipulation.

Mr. O’Loughlin previously served as Brattle’s president and chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and energy practice area leader.

Representative Engagements
Analysis of Initial Comments Regarding Commission’s Income Tax Allowance Policy for Partnership Pipelines
Submitted on behalf of United Airlines Petitioners and Aligned Shippers, in FERC Docket No. PL17-1-000
Valuation Controversies in Oil and Gas Bankruptcies
June 2, 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Pipeline Regulatory Issues Arising From Oil and Natural Gas Production Growth in North America
February 2014
Published in Energy Law Advisor
Paying for Pipelines
September 9, 2013
Presented at Law Seminars International’s (LSI) Energy in the Northeast Conference
The Emerging Need for Greater Gas-Electric Industry Coordination, comments to the FERC NOI, Docket AD12-12-000
March 30, 2012
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.