|Cynthia Quarterman testifying|
Ms. Quarterman was most recently a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she was a member of the Regulatory & Industry Affairs Department. Ms. Quarterman's practice focused on litigation and administrative law. She litigated and advised clients on matters associated with pipeline safety, royalty valuation, federal land minerals management, pipeline acquisitions, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil, gas, and liquefied natural gas facilities, the jurisdictional status of pipeline assets, as well as surface transportation, alternative energy and telecommunications. She also was involved in challenges to the royalty valuation of Alaska North Slope oil, cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the then-Interstate Commerce Commission (now the Surface Transportation Board), the FERC's disclaimer of jurisdiction over an anhydrous ammonia pipeline, challenges to the prudence of corrosion repair costs on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, and multiparty hazardous waste clean-up litigation.
Ms. Quarterman previously practiced at a law firm in Kansas City, Missouri. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law. While at Columbia, she served as Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Prior to law school, she received an Industrial Engineering degree from Northwestern University and worked as an engineer for IBM. (PHMSA)