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About Michelle

Michelle Boudreaux is a recognized and seasoned energy lawyer, with over 20 years of experience providing regulatory and transactional advice to the owners and operators of petroleum liquids and natural gas pipelines. She has extensive experience advising clients on federal and state regulatory issues involving interstate and intrastate pipelines, including regulatory compliance and pipeline litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state agencies, such as the Railroad Commission of Texas and the California Public Utilities Commission.

Michelle’s transactional practice includes drafting and negotiating transportation service agreements, storage agreements, pipeline lease agreements and other midstream agreements. She also has significant experience in greenfield and brownfield energy project development.

An experienced and widely esteemed practitioner.
Chambers USA, 2024


Publications and Speeches

Keynote, “Future Regulatory Landscape Changes to CO2 Pipeline Regulations,” Investable CCUS Projects in Oil & Gas, February 2024.

Co-presenter, “CO2 and Hydrogen Pipeline Challenges,” Gas Infrastructure Coalition, December 2023.

Co-presenter, “CO2 Pipeline Update,” Cross-Cutting Issues Group, November 2023.

“Hydrogen and Anhydrous Ammonia Pipelines: Commercial, Regulatory and Legal Considerations,” LEPA Annual Business Conference, September 2023.

“Overcoming Challenges in U.S. Hydrogen Pipeline Development,” H2 View, July 18, 2023.

Co-presenter, “Regulatory Analysis of Pipeline Acquisitions,” AOPL Annual Business Conference, September 2019.

“Liquid Pipeline Regulatory Training,” April 2019.



Tulane University Law School,
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Tulane University,
Indiana University,


Energy Bar Association



Chambers USA
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), 2016-2022, 2024
Legal Media Group
Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy & Natural Resources Lawyers
Tulane University Law School
Tulane Environmental Law Journal
Managing Editor; Moot Court Board