Energy & Utilities

Energy and utility services impact our nation's economy and environment, from Fortune 500 corporations, to mid-size businesses, to consumers. The attorneys in our Energy and Utilities Practice Group have wide-ranging knowledge and experience in all of the intricacies of the sector. Our practitioners have represented investor-owned utilities, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, competitive suppliers and merchant generators in the complex world of utility regulation, business transactions, audits, investigations and litigation.

We represent clients in matters involving:

  • Utility base rate cases
  • Rate clause filings
  • Reliability issues
  • Regulatory operational and management audits and investigations
  • Transmission project siting applications
  • Renewable energy, including solar photovoltaic and off-shore wind projects
  • Demand response and energy efficiency issues
  • Smart grid initiatives
  • Interconnection of distributed generation
  • Utility financing issues, including securitization and debt and equity sales
  • Mergers, corporate reorganizations, asset divestitures and acquisitions
  • Negotiating power purchase/sale agreements
  • Formula rate cases
  • Development of on-site energy projects
  • Defending customer complaints
  • Statutory and regulatory compliance issues

We also excel at:

  • Regulatory counseling and business strategy
  • Administrative rulemaking
  • Counseling on utility and energy policy and legislative matters
  • Appellate practice in both state and federal courts.

Attorneys in our Energy and Utilities practice also work closely with our Governmental Relations, Environmental and Infrastructure Development & Finance practitioners to counsel clients on energy and utility procurement and related issues.