Mindy L. McGrath Counsel

Mindy McGrath advises public and private companies and utilities on regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters before state public service commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Illustrative examples include representing both interstate gas pipelines and pipeline customers in Natural Gas Act Section 4 rate case proceedings before FERC; assisting natural gas local distribution companies with rate case proceedings, prudency proceedings and obtaining Service Area Determinations; and obtaining and amending certificates of public convenience on behalf of an interstate gas pipeline.

Mindy’s energy practice draws from, and benefits from, her litigation background. Prior to focusing on regulatory matters confronting the energy sector, Mindy handled complex commercial litigation cases in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and in other jurisdictions.

Mindy has received numerous awards for her commitment to pro bono and public service. She volunteers with the Council for Children’s Rights and partners with Safe Alliance to represent victims of domestic violence.

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, 2006
  • University of Colorado Boulder, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002

Member, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Emerging Business Leaders: Class 2, 2013-2014

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Energy Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Young Professionals in Energy

  • Author, FERC Clarifies Process for Evaluating Gas Pipeline Rates in Light of Income Tax Cuts, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, July 26, 2018
  • Author, "Domestic Violence Awareness Month – A Time for More than Just Awareness," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, October 27, 2014
  • Co-author, "The Typical Data Breach Lawsuit and How to Protect Your Company," InsideCounsel, October 2014
  • Co-author, "Work with Your State Attorney General to Avoid Enforcement Actions," American Banker, September 24, 2012
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Named to “50 Most Influential Women,” Mecklenburg Times, 2017

Recipient, Safe Alliance Commitment to Justice Award, 2012-2016

Named to “North Carolina Rising Stars,” Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters; Energy & Natural Resources, 2013; Business Litigation, 2014-2016

Named to “40 Under 40,” Charlotte Business Journal, 2015

Nominee, Charlotte ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, 2013

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