Ruth M. Porter


O: 202-393-1200 C: 202-744-9576

For nearly 15 years, Ruth has focused her practice on representing natural gas and oil pipeline companies in a variety of regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. She regularly represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), D.C. Circuit, and other federal courts. Prior to joining Wright & Talisman, Ruth served as the Assistant General Counsel for a global company that produces liquified natural gas (LNG) in North America. In that position, she focused on developing multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas export terminals and natural gas pipeline projects with an emphasis on obtaining certificates of public convenience and necessity. She also advised on a variety of compliance issues involving FERC and the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration.  

Before that, Ruth led teams defending clients in Natural Gas Act and Interstate Commerce Act enforcement matters, as well as rate and certificate matters before FERC; litigated high-stakes environmental permitting matters for natural gas and oil pipelines in federal and state courts; and advised clients on the Department of Energy regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions including natural gas assets and export authorizations. She has also advised major energy companies on FERC regulatory and compliance matters, including ratemaking and compliance issues.



District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude (2008)  (George Washington Law Review, Articles Editor; Dean’s Legal Research and Writing Fellow)

George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude (2005)


Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016-2018)

Speaking Engagements

The State of LNG Markets and the Future of U.S. Gas and Export Facility Development, Annual Meeting and Conference, Energy Bar Association, 2024