Michael J. Tomsu

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Michael J. Tomsu

Michael J. Tomsu

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

Mike navigates clients through the utility regulatory landscape at the state and federal level, with a particular emphasis on Texas. He has more than 30 years of experience in contested case, rulemaking and regulatory compliance matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and other state and federal regulatory agencies.
Mike is highly knowledgeable on regulations impacting the development, purchase, and sale of utility-related infrastructure. He is skilled in the development and operation of renewable and new-energy technologies, including wind, solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, low-impact hydro and geothermal generation, as well as the negotiation of power purchase agreements. Mike also regularly advises power generation companies on compliance matters involving ERCOT Protocols, PUCT regulations and NERC Reliability Standards. In the telecommunications sector, his practice has focused on emergency communications and universal service funding.

He has also represented clients in drafting and supporting proposed legislation before the Texas legislature on numerous occasions.

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Member, Communications Law Section
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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.

Member, Public Utility Law Section
Current

The State Bar of Texas (the Texas Bar) is an agency of the judiciary under the administrative control of the Texas Supreme Court. The Texas Bar is responsible for assisting the Texas Supreme Court in overseeing all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. It is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The State Bar is headquartered in the Texas Law Center at 1414 Colorado Street in Austin.

Career History
Partner
Current

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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Member, Board of Directors
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Political Donations
$500
2012
$500
2006
$250
1999
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8point3 Energy Partners LP issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Texas Bar
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Michael J. Tomsu is affiliated with Vinson & Elkins LLP, Leadership Austin

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