Mr. Ferguson founded EDS to serve an industry which does not currently have access to sufficient neutrals with a high level of energy expertise.
There are three essential qualities of a superior energy mediator, deep expertise in the industry, fairness and neutrality, and the talent and creativity to help parties find a mutually beneficial resolution to complex problems. Successful energy arbitrators should possess similar qualities.
Mr Ferguson is a recognized energy expert who brings over 35 years of experience litigating complex matters at the core of the energy industry in courtrooms and regulatory forums. His clients have come from the oil, gas, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, pipeline transportation and electric transmission sectors of the industry. He has represented both plaintiffs/complainants and defendants/respondents in the energy industry in federal and state courts and before federal and state regulatory agencies. He has appeared in venues throughout the United States for national and international corporations successfully representing clients in matters where billions of dollars have been at risk. As an expert litigator he has been a strong advocate for his clients in court. He has also been a proponent of mediation as a valuable alternative to litigation and has successfully mediated significant energy related disputes in lieu of formal proceedings.
His attached resume highlights the breadth of Mr. Ferguson’s experience in handling complex energy disputes and transactions over the last three decades.